HONG KONG (June 10): Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed government faced new pressure to withdraw legislation easing extraditions to China after as many as 1 million people turned out to oppose the measure.

Hundreds of thousands of white-clad demonstrators, many chanting for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s resignation, choked 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) of central city boulevards for hours Sunday as they marched to the local government headquarters. As skirmishes broke out after dark, riot police used pepper spray and batons to disperse violent protesters who attacked them, Hong Kong police said on Twitter.

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