The leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, has withdrawn the extradition bill with China that sparked the protest movement, but that will not end the demonstrations according to a college professor from our region who just returned from a trip to Hong Kong.
Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Reporter Rosemary Armao, Berkshire Eagle columnist and former senior political correspondent for Radio Television Hong Kong Francis Moriarty, and Albany Law School Professor and Director of The Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.
It's day five of a mass movement to occupy sections of Hong Kong as demonstrators protest a Chinese decision to limit voters' choices in a 2017 citywide leadership election.
A vigil for Hong Kong's democracy protesters is scheduled to be held this evening in Albany at the busy corner of Lark St. and Washington Avenue - activists will be assembling as 'rush hour' winds down around 5:30PM. The demonstration of solidarity is set to continue through 7PM.