Hong Kong has witnessed clashes between police and protesters since April, after the city government attempted to amend extradition laws to allow criminal suspects to be tried in mainland China. The change was seen by many as creeping influence from Beijing over the special administrative region.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam soon pronounced the extradition bill ‘ “dead” and apologized for how the situation was handled. But the protests continued, as demonstrators demanded her resignation and a complete withdrawal of the bill.
Some experts think there’s more to the protests than just the extradition bill.
Watch the video to find out what’s behind the unrest in Asia’s financial capital.