A group of anti-extradition law demonstrators apologised to office workers outside Revenue Tower in Wan Chai on Tuesday for disrupting operations the day before while protesting the controversial bill.

The government office building saw over a hundred protesters pour into its lobby on Monday chanting anti-extradition slogans while thanking employees for their hard work. The group prevented people from entering the tower by forming a human chain in front of the doors.

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Around a dozen protesters went to the building the next day to distribute fliers and display signs to apologise to people in the area for the disruption caused.

The occupation was the latest in a series of protests against a controversial extradition bill, which would allow the city to handle case-by-case extradition requests from jurisdictions with no prior agreements – notably China. Critics are concerned about the risk of residents being extradited to the mainland, which lacks human rights protections.

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests in recent months, with an occupation of roads around the Legislative Council on June 12 ending in violence after police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets against advancing crowds.

The bill was suspended on June 15, though protests have continued calling for its complete withdrawal.

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Jennifer Creery

Jennifer Creery is a Hong Kong-born British journalist, interested in minority rights and urban planning. She holds a BA in English at King's College London and has studied Mandarin at National Taiwan University.