NBC News @NBCNews The leading source of global news and info for more than 75 years. Jun. 11, 2019 1 min read

Hong Kong is bracing for more demonstrations and strikes Tuesday night over plans for a law that would allow extraditions to mainland China.  https://nbcnews.to/2Rf89B7  (1/4)

Hong Kong does not currently have an agreement to extradite suspected criminals to China. New legislation would change that.

Beijing supports the new legislation but Hong Kong's chief executive says she has received no instruction from the government in Beijing. (2/4)

Some critics see the law as latest example of Hong Kong being drawn under the influence of an increasingly authoritarian China.

They believe it will increase the risk of Hong Kongers who are critical of the mainland being sucked into a system that cracks down on dissent. (3/4)

On Sunday, as many as 1,000,000 people took to the streets to protest. If this estimate by organizers is correct, it would represent one-seventh of the city's population.

It was the biggest demonstration at least since Chinese rule resumed 22 years ago. (4/4)

#NBCNewsThreads


You can follow @NBCNews.



Bookmark

____
Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.