Hong Kong 'Suspends Work' on Controversial Extradition Bill

Saturday, 15 Jun, 3.10 pm

Hong Kong's government announced on Saturday a delay to an unpopular extradition bill that has triggered the biggest protests in the Chinese city since its handover in 1997, several local media outlets reported.

City leader Carrie Lam addressed reporters at 3:00 pm local time following a meeting with pro-Beijing lawmakers, including some who have urged her to back down on the proposed law.

'We have to maintain law and order and restore calm as soon as possible. We should pause and think instead of resuming the second reading of the bill as scheduled in the legislative council,' Lam told a press conference on Saturday.