Things got way out of hand in Hong Kong after the contentious extradition legislation. Many protestors did not find the news savoury and wanted to discuss the matter further with the Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week’s G-20 Summit in Japan.
The country needs to solve its problems but the other nations do not want to interfere in it. Even Beijing wants to stay out of it and strongly opposes any involvement. Hong Kong’s matters are strictly their own and they need to sort it out internally.
Hundreds of protestors, gathered around U.S and E.U consulates on Wednesday, signed petitions which had their requests. Changes in Hong Kong’s judicial boundaries directly affects other nations. In that case, it will expose citizens of all nationalities to being extradited China for unfair trials and possible torture.
It will reduce Hong Kong’s judicial independence. Civil liberty of Hong Kong is at stake too. After the independence from the British Hong Kong retained its civil rights but now those rights are under a threat.
Many protestors took part in the street protests and many groups surrounded public offices. The police head quarters and local legislatures all are under the radar of the protestors. Protestors demand the total withdrawal of the legislation.
Earlier this month a bunch of protestors received bad treatment from the police. The police fired rubber bullets on them and unleashed tear gas on the protestors. But rather than silencing the protestors it heated things up. Now, the protestors want the legislation to be accountable for their actions.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive apologized for not better handling but matter but did not speak on any other demands. Britain urges Hong Kong to establish a robust and independent investigation rather than thrashing violent protestors.
Britain denied any further export of crowd control equipment. It said “Unless we are satisfied that concerns raised on human rights and fundamental freedoms have been thoroughly addressed.” They will not export any crowd control equipment.
Zhang Jun, an assistant foreign minister, made a statement on Monday that said that G-20 will not discuss the matters of Hong Kong.