Time-lapse: Hong Kong Protesters March to Government Offices Demanding City Leader’s Resignation
Protesters clad in black marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, June 16, demanding that the city’s leader steps down over her handling of a bill that would have allowed extradition to mainland China for trial. Organizers said almost 2 million turned out to demand the resignation of chief executive Carrie Lam, forming a sea of black along roads, walkways and train stations across Hong Kong’s financial center. Lam apologized for the way the government had handled the draft law on Sunday evening.
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong on Monday joined the thousands of protesters gathered near the territory’s government headquarters after his release from prison. Wong was one of the leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement and had spent two months in prison on charges related to those protests.