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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces withdrawal of extradition bill - source

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces withdrawal of extradition bill - source
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam gestures during a news conference in Hong Kong, China August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter -
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THOMAS PETER(Reuters)
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HONGKONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has plunged the city into its worst political crisis in decades, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Lam made the announcement in an internal meeting with pro- establishment lawmakers and Hong Kong delegates of China’s National People’s Congress. She is expected to make a public announcement later on Wednesday.

A senior government source also confirmed the impending announcement to Reuters of the withdrawal.

(Reporting by Clare Jim; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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