Hong Kong extradition bill: Live updates from July 21 anti-ELAB protests

Hong Kong extradition bill: Live updates from July 21 anti-ELAB protests

March organised by the Civil Human Rights Front is the sixth large-scale protest they have held so far

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A sign from the Professional Teachers' Union urges the government to set up an independent commission of inquiry.
Photo: Kelly Ho/SCMP

Another mass rally has been planned for today to protest against the now-suspended extradition bill. Organised by the Civil Human Rights Front, the march will start at 3.30pm Victoria Park and end at Luard Road near Southorn Playground at midnight. These arrangements were finalised after a request to end the march at the Court of Final Appeal was turned down by an independent appeal board due to public safety concerns.

The main goal of the rally is to pressure the government into setting up an independent commission of inquiry to look into alleged police brutality during previous protests. Organisers also hope to safeguard the city’s judiciary system and the rule of law in the city.

Follow our live updates of the protest here:


[UPDATE - Sunday, July 21 - 10.04pm]

That is the end of our live coverage of today's protests. For further updates, head to SCMP's running blog here.


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[UPDATE - Sunday, July 21 - 9.25pm]

Via SCMP, some protesters have blocked off part of Connaught Road West with metal barricades.


[UPDATE - Sunday, July 21 - 9.11pm]

Via SCMP, some protesters were throwing bricks at the Central Police Station on Chung King Road, which broke some windows.


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Via SCMP, a source on the police force says they will clear the crowd outside the liaison office building soon.


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Via SCMP, some protesters have gathered outside Police headquarters in Wan Chai. Officers in riot gear stand behind new giant water barricades which block off access to the building.

Photo: SCMP

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Protesters holding up a sign that looks like the official police warning banners. It reads "Stop irritating Hongkongers or we keep protesting."


[UPDATE - Sunday, July 21 - 4.13pm]

The crowd has completely filled up Yee Wo street.

Photo: Kelly Ho/SCMP

[UPDATE - Sunday, July 21 - 4.08pm]

Protesters make way for attendees in wheelchairs on Yee Wo Street.

Photo: Kelly Ho/SCMP

[UPDATE - Sunday, July 21 - 4.01pm]

 


[UPDATE - Sunday, July 21 - 3.57pm]

Hong Kong canto-pop star Denise Ho was spotted in the crowd near Irving Street in Causeway Bay. She called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to remove China from the body earlier this month.

Photo: Kelly Ho/SCMP

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The MTR Corp have said some trains may not stop at some stations on the Island line if they assess that crowd control measure need to be implemented due to today's protest.


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[UPDATE - Sunday, July 21 - 2.30pm]

The Kowloon Motro Bus Co and Citybus bus companies have released their special arrangements in anticipation of today's protest.

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