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Hong Kong legislature officially kills controversial extradition bill

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, meeting one of five demands of pro-democracy protesters but unlikely to end months of often violent unrest.

The rallying cry of the protesters, who have trashed public buildings in the Chinese-ruled city and thrown petrol bombs at police, has been “five demands, not one less”, including universal suffrage.

Reporting by Twinnie Siu; Writing by Nick Macfie

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