Hong Kong Activists Raise More Than £500K To Buy Front Page Ads For Anti Extradition Bill Campaign

Hong Kong activists have raised more than HK$5 million (£502,000) in a crowdfunding campaign to take out newspaper ads in a bid to get a controversial extradition bill on the agenda at the G20 summit.

Millions have taken to the streets of the former British colony this month to protest against the bill, that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, plunging the city into political crisis and posing a grave challenge to Communist Party rulers in Beijing.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suspended the bill in a dramatic climbdown, saying she had heard the protesters 'loud and clear', but the activists are demanding the bill be scrapped altogether.

Hong Kong activists have raised more than HK$5 million (£502,000) in a crowdfunding campaign to take out newspaper ads in a bid to get a controversial extradition bill on the agenda at the G20 summit. Above, a protester seen during a rally in Hong Kong on June 12

Hong Kong activists have raised more than HK$5 million (£502,000) in a crowdfunding campaign to take out newspaper ads in a bid to get a controversial extradition bill on the agenda at the G20 summit. Above, a protester seen during a rally in Hong Kong on June 12

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump have agreed to hold bilateral talks focusing on the US-China trade war during the summit. Above, the leaders seen at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump have agreed to hold bilateral talks focusing on the US-China trade war during the summit. Above, the leaders seen at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2017

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