Hong Kong delays extradition debate but protesters want it scrapped
Tens of thousands of protesters and police in Hong Kong are facing off over changes that would allow extradition to the Chinese mainland. Hundreds of protesters gathered on Wednesday morning outside the Legislative Council building, where debate over the bill was due to begin. Police closed off streets in the surrounding area amid online calls for protesters to gather and show their opposition. By late morning, with crowds continuing to swell, officials in the Legislative Council said they would delay the second reading of the bill ‘to a later date’.