OREANDA-NEWSThe Hong Kong authorities have implemented an official procedure for recalling a bill on extradition from the Legislative Council, which has caused massive protests here since the beginning of summer. This was announced on Wednesday by Minister for Security of the local administration John Lee. Thus, the key demand of anti-government demonstrators is finally satisfied - one out of five.

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam in early September publicly promised to formally withdraw the bill from parliament after it resumes work on October 16 after a long break. However, last week this could not be done for technical reasons: due to the disruption of the agenda by the opposition deputies.

In early summer, mass protests broke out here against attempts by the authorities to pass a bill on extradition, allowing extradition of offenders to mainland China. Demonstrators also put forward four more demands, including the release of all detained protesters and the democratization of Hong Kong’s electoral system.