Carrie Lam announces formal withdrawal of fugitive bill
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Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), on Wednesday announced the formal withdrawal of the fugitive bill.

Lam had announced the suspension of the bill on June 15 and later made it clear that all work regarding the amendment of the bill had stopped.  

However, protesters continued to escalate violence and cause mayhem in Hong Kong.

According to Lam, the draft bill "will automatically expire in July of next year."


Starting from June, Hong Kong's opposition and some radical forces have used the pretext of peaceful demonstration to engage in violent protests. 

"What has happened over the past two months has shocked and upset every single Hong Kong resident. People are worried and sad about the situation, and hope the city can get out of its current trouble," Lam said.

(With input from CGTN)