The media have been shut down by some state services in the financial district of Hong Kong after the worst violence the city has ever seen for decades. 19659004] Until Thursday morning the crowds were scattered around the headquarters – where police and protesters collided on Wednesday.
Protesters are angry at plans to allow extradition to mainland China.
Despite the widespread opposition, the government
Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo) delayed the second reading of the disputed extradition bill. It was originally scheduled to happen on Wednesday and it is now unclear when it will be held, although some local media reported that it might happen Thursday morning.
On Wednesday, the police launched rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray on crowds that were counted in tens of thousands of key roads near the LegCo complex
Seventy-two between 1
5 and 66 years of age were injured in violence, including two men who were in a critical condition.
The Hong Kong Train Company, MTC, said the Admiralty Station – the station in the heart of the protest zone – will be closed today after a police request.
Martin Hong, Chinese Chinese, BBC, Hong Kong
In the morning after the most stormy protests Hong Kong has seen for decades, The scene outside the Legislative Council complex is quiet.
There are scattered debris on the roads – umbrellas, surgical masks – after a serious confrontation.
Areas still surrounded by police in riot facilities, but there are no signs of returning protesters. There is an elderly person who screams the police – he may seem like a lonely voice, but the rage against the police use of force is widespread.
When things stand, there is no date for reading the extradition bill, although we expect this to happen next week.
Many members of the public and the government will feel a shock.
They all learned something about youth in Hong Kong: the power of their sense of Hong Kong's political immunity should not be underestimated. They also showed that they can organize themselves very quickly and are ready to take more radical measures than the generation that led the "Take Over" protests five years ago.
What is the extradition plan?
Hong Kong Leader's Government Kari Lam proposed amendments to extradition laws that would allow organ harvesting requests in mainland China, Taiwan and Macao for suspects accused of crimes such as murder and rape.
Requests will be resolved on a case-by-case basis.
This move was made after a 19-year-old Hong Kong man allegedly killed his 20-year-old pregnant girlfriend while in Taiwan last February.
The man has fled to Hong Kong and can not be extradited to Taiwan because they have no extradition treaty.
Hong Kong officials have said that the courts in the territory will have the final say on whether to issue extradition requests, and suspects accused of political and religious crimes will not be extradited.
The government has also promised to hand over only convicts for crimes with a maximum sentence of at least seven years.
Hong Kong has signed extradition agreements with 20 countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, but no agreement has ever been reached with China.