Protesters take part in a march on Sunday, August 18, in Hong Kong.
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In pictures: Hong Kong protests

Updated 8:19 AM ET, Sun August 18, 2019

Protesters take part in a march on Sunday, August 18, in Hong Kong.
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Protests in Hong Kong, which have been taking place since early June, were initially sparked by strong opposition to a proposed extradition bill.

Critics fear that the bill, which has since been suspended, would allow citizens to be sent across the border into mainland China.

On June 18, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the bill was "dead" and there was "no such plan" to reanimate it. But demonstrators continue to call for the complete and formal withdrawal of the bill, Lam's resignation, and other democratic reforms in the city, which is ruled under a "one country, two systems" arrangement with mainland China.