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Tens of thousands of demonstrators are blocking roads in Hong Kong, protesting against a controversial bill that would allow China to extradite fugitives from the city. Protesters began arriving outside the Legislative Council buildings on Tuesday night, where they were greeted by a heavy police presence and bag searches. By Wednesday morning, tens of thousands of mainly young people had arrived in the area, bringing central Hong Kong to a standstill. Police fired a water canon on a protester and used pepper spray on others, while some protesters were seen wearing helmets and goggles, and pulling bricks from the sidewalks. Although Hong Kong is part of China, it was a British colony until 1997, and has separate laws and no capital punishment, unlike mainland China. Many people fear that the proposed extradition law means they could be taken from Hong Kong by Chinese authorities for political reasons. Hundreds of businesses, parents and teachers have called for a boycott of work and school on Wednesday to show their opposition to the bill. The debate that lawmakers were due to have over the bill on Wednesday has been postponed to a later date. 📸: Ben Westcott/CNN & Anthony Wallace/Getty Images

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@slimpocket3

Fuck Chinese goverment.

@___dlee86

✊🏼

@andrelllz

@cnn I just want y’all to know some of y’all new are helpful but y’all been messing up lately hard😩

@martina.chang.75

香港加油

@issalilboi

That guy in the yellow jacket tho. Fight hard

@bothne

游行的大部分都是年轻人!不知道是被什么误导了!一国就是一国!说什么两制,这就是报应

@alasrosa

Keep the fight...👏👏👏

@michaelkillallpeople

🇭🇰

@geneenandrea

@abbyyszee 😥?

@luckyvanessa.w

@hedyuke

@seojeongschildhood

@chanpingki This is what you talked about with the guy who is Vicky’s coworker

@green_likes_green

Hong Kongers have knowledge, and the Chinese government thought that we would just believe them because it's easy for the mainland Chinese. We are not having this.

@kh1khoo

Life is too good in HongKong. Protest is bcos those people think their rights are more important than their rice bowls. China can send in Army anytime n HongKongkers can't do anything. Don't play play with China. Be good to them. All Chinese are brothers!!! 😀

@wayss808

USA government politician is the most ugly and worst mind in a world. facing HKdisorder situation,some of them encouraged people attack policemen. smart people,if people stand protest in street attacking people,what USA politician will comment?You are fuxking bitch,USA media and government

@becky5597

good luck Hong Kong wish everything will be fine

@c17there

😮

@ta2lulee

Good for them! There is strength in numbers!

@ana.bbarbosa

@maciopires