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Will withdrawal of extradition bill end Hong Kong protests?

Clip: 09/04/2019 | 5m 45s | Video has closed captioning.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the formal withdrawal of a bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be extradited to mainland China for trials. The proposal sparked months of large-scale demonstrations that sometimes turned violent. But as Nick Schifrin reports, protesters’ reactions were largely negative, with pro-democracy advocates saying it’s too little, too late.

Aired: 09/04/19

Rating: NR

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