Political crisis builds in Hong Kong after huge protest against extradition law
According to Reuters, Hong Kong was plunged into a fresh political crisis on Sunday night after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to thwart a proposed extradition law. A police spokesman said police estimated 240,000 were on the march “at its peak”. Some carried yellow umbrellas - a symbol of the pro-democracy Occupy protests. The demonstration capped weeks of growing outrage in the business, diplomatic and legal communities, which fear corrosion of Hong Kong’s legal autonomy.