Hong Kong protests LIVE: Police vows action against 'illegal activities' of protesters
Hong Kong student groups have launched further protests, mobilising support for another major demonstration as the deadline expired for the pro-Beijing government to respond to demands of protesters after Chief Executive Carrie Lam failed to quell the opposition with her apology. Protesters, who have shaken the city with massive rallies, had put forward 4 demands but the Hong Kong government failed to respond to those demands before a deadline set by the groups.
Lam suspended the extradition bill, which would allow criminal suspects in the former British colony to be extradited to mainland China for trial, but some student groups called on her to axe it all together, setting the 05:00 pm (02:30 pm IST) deadline. They are also demanding that the government drop all charges against those arrested during last week's protests, charge police with what they describe as violent action and stop referring to the protests as a riot.