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Hong Kong Activists Raise Thousands for Anti-Extradition Bill Newspaper Ads

A protester in Hong Kong, on June 21

A protester in Hong Kong, on June 21

Photographer: Eduardo Leal/Bloomberg

Hong Kong activists raised HK$6.7 million ($858,000) in nine hours in a bid to plaster global newspapers with ads demanding the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill ahead of the G-20 summit.

A group of self-organized Internet users said it planned to issue print advertisements in major papers on Thursday and Friday to protest the legislation as leaders gather for the Group of 20 meetings in Japan. The amount raised signaled continued support for demonstrations protesting the law and calling for the resignation of embattled leader Carrie Lam.