The 22-year-old Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been released from jail. Right after his release, he tweeted: "Withdraw the extradition bill. Carrie Lam step down."
He vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding the city's Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, steps down over a controversial extradition bill.
Under the proposed legislation, Hong Kong would be allowed to extradite people to any jurisdiction in the world with which it currently has no existing formal agreement - including mainland China 🇨🇳.
Wong was released after completing a two-month sentence for his part in the so-called Umbrella pro-democracy protests that brought the city to a standstill for more than two months in late 2014.
#HongKong #HongKongProtest #ExtradictionBill #NoExtradictionToChina #NoChinaExtradiction #FightForHongKong #UmbrellaRevolution
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