HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – Historic crowds shut down central Hong Kong for a second straight weekend on Sunday (June 16), calling on embattled leader Carrie Lam to step aside. There’s one problem: Nobody seems quite sure who should replace her.
While Mrs Lam may have underestimated the opposition to her extradition Bill, her task was complicated by the requirement to serve two masters – Hong Kong and Beijing – without a public vote to provide a mandate.
Thousands of protesters who turned out on Sunday – organisers put the number at around two million people – said that Mrs Lam’s days were numbered even after she “paused” a Bill that would, for the first time, allow extraditions to China.
The protesters are aiming to knock out Mrs Lam in a show of people power that has gripped the world, embarrassing Beijing at a time when President Xi Jinping is engaged in…
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