//Hong Kong leader, Carrie Lam withdraws controversial Extradition Bill.

Hong Kong leader, Carrie Lam withdraws controversial Extradition Bill.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that the controversial extradition bill that sparked months of anti-government protests will be withdrawn.

The Beijing-backed leader made the announcement in a pre-recorded televised statement.

The scrapping of the bill, which would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, was one of the main demands of the pro-democracy movement in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.