(Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) They see something in us. Breaking news, analysis and opinion from the SCMP's Hong Kong edition. The protests were initially focused on a bill that would have made it possible to extradite people from Hong Kong to China, where the Communist party … A few smaller protests took place in the spring, but in June the bill prompted one of the most significant demonstrations in Hong Kong's history: Organizers claimed that … The protests began in June over plans - later put on ice, and finally withdrawn in September - that would have allowed extradition from Hong Kong … An anti-extradition bill protester carries an American flag during the march at Mongkok, in Hong Kong, August 3, 2019. The protest was in response to a “white paper” from Beijing that made clear that only “patriots” would be allowed to run for chief executive in Hong Kong.