More Protests Planned in Hong Kong as Government Weighs Extradition Law

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Protesters pour water on to a teargas canister during a protest on June 12, 2019 in Hong Kong China.  (Photo by: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

Hong Kong is considering new legislation that would extradite residents to mainland China for trial for any one of 37 crimes. The bill has sparked mass demonstrations by pro-democracy defenders who say it will be used by an increasingly repressive government to punish political dissidents. More protests are planned for this weekend. We'll hear the latest developments on this issue.

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