Hong Kong erupts again


Protesters are clearly not mollified by the withdrawal of the contentious extradition bill that initially pulled them out into the streets, reports New York Times. Since Friday night, they’ve held singing sit-ins in malls and have demonstrated at rail stations, saying they will stop only if Hong Kong’s government, led by Carrie Lam, agrees to meet their demands for greater democratic representation.

On Sunday, they marched to the U.S. consulate in support for a bill winding through Congress that would penalize officials in Beijing and Hong Kong who suppress freedoms in the semiautonomous city and require that Hong Kong’s special trade and business privilege be justified annually.

But fringe demonstrators turned the peaceful rally violent, smashing windows and setting a fire outside Central Station, a vital transit hub. The unrest later migrated to the Kowloon Peninsula.