'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

  • 16 Jun 2019 at 18:38
  • Newspaper section: Video

Hundreds of thousands of protesters, many dressed in black, marched on the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to demand their leader resigns. — Reuters

Some protesters carried white carnation flowers, while others held banners saying, "No police brutality," as they sought to avoid a repeat of the violence that rocked the financial center on Wednesday when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas.

The crowds cheered when organisers called through loud hailers for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to step down.

Beijing-backed Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed the extradition bill that could send people to mainland China to face trial, expressing "deep sorrow and regret" although she stopped short of apologising.