HK officially withdraws controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong: Hong Kong on Wednesday officially withdrew the controversial extradition bill, which sparked over 20 weeks of protest and civil unrest pitching the island nation in a political turmoil.

The move came a week late due to protests at the Legislative Council during the Chief Executive’s policy address, reported Hong Kong Free Press.

The second reading for the bill resumed on Wednesday. Secretary for Security John Lee then requested the legislature to withdraw the bill.