Updated Jun 27, 2019 - World

Hong Kong protesters rally to call for G20 leaders' help

Protesters gather outside the Central Government Offices during a rally against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong on June 27.

Protesters gather outside the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong. Photo: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of protesters are rallying outside the office of Hong Kong’s justice secretary against the suspended extradition bill, calling on G20 leaders to help them get it permanently withdrawn, Reuters reports.

Driving the news: Protesters are holding rallies this week to capture the attention of leaders at the G20 summit in Japan, which starts Friday, according to the Hong Kong Free Press. Activists have submitted petitions to 19 foreign consulates urging leaders to raise their concerns at the summit, the news outlet says.

This article has been updated with more details, including the activists submitting petitions.

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