The government finally responded to the public, but refused to fully withdraw the bill and to drop the rioting charges against the protesters. Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, refused to withdraw the Extradition Bill but only temporarily suspended it. At the same time, internal orders were given to medical staff in hospitals to disclose protesters’ personal information to the police, resulting in at least five injured demonstrators being arrested in hospitals. Some injured protesters did not seek medical treatment for fear of being arrested.
June 15, 2019 (updated December 27, 2019) Published by Lee Floyd