Demonstrators march again calling for resignation of Hong Kong’s leader

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    Calls continue to be made for the resignation of Hong Kong’s leader as thousands of protesters take to the streets demanding that the Government scrap a controversial extradition bill. 

    Al Jazeera reports that demonstrators responded to calls on social media and gathered outside the Legislative Council Complex.

    People were urged to renew their protests after a Thursday afternoon deadline for the government to respond to their demands passed without any official response.

    Joshua Wong – an activist leader who was recently released and rose to prominence during the 2014 Umbrella Revolution – told Al Jazeera he could be rearrested under the “hardline suppression of the police force” for taking part in an unauthorized protest.

    He said the demonstration at police headquarters showed the anger of the protesters at the treatment of their comrades at the hands of riot officers after violent clashes last week.