Listen: Hong Kong extradition bill debate delayed after massive protests
"Hearing in a headlines about the protests. In Hong Kong, we're going to cross now to our Hong Kong bureau, where Monaco's Carina Tsui is standing by Karina. We know that protesters have been gathering around Hong Kong's parliament to attempt to prevent it from debating a contentious, new law, which would allow extradition to the mainland. What's the situation? The latest situation there yesterday. So demonstrators have actually managed to block off the key reds leading. So there's actually been a delay in the debate of whether or what will essentially happen next with this extradition, Bill. And so how many people do you get the impression there on the streets? I don't have an exact number at the moment, but I would say around hundreds and thousands of people and I was actually there right before lunch time. But I saw later on that more and more people were, you know, leaving work to actually participate in these protests as well. So and it's expected to grow tonight as well. And in the in the next coming upcoming days as well. So what's the mood? Do you sense violence the tool? No, not at all. Actually, it's truly amazing how motivated not to mention organiz these young people are I would say that protesters are on average all around the age of twenty three yet, but the protests are not violent at all. And you can tell that people are really hopeful and eager to help each other out. I actually saw young man have an asthma attack earlier today. And people around him start chanting inhaler inhaler. And just moments later he was given an, an inhaler and same goes for those who needed helmets, and water, and food, and so on, so people are, are generally very hopeful and, and overall, it's been very peaceful demonstration so far. I'm all these the, the natural inheritance of the umbrella movement. Is this a continuation, do you think? So unlike the occupy movement in two thousand and fourteen this is not a democracy issue that people are concerned with, but rather an issue that will affect all people in Hong Kong. So the people have called for one request in one request only which is to withdraw the Bill. However overall, I think most people on the streets are the same people who have showed up to the occupy movement, of course, without the, the lawyers who have sort of been by up now. But overall, I think these are the same people were showing up today, ultimately Beijing probably does have the numbers, though, within the legislative council to push this through. Don't they? Yes. Definitely. It's it's city versus government situation. That's happening right now. Korean thank you very much"