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Protesters were demanding Lam scrap the extradition bill and authorities apologize for the police actions.

Protesters hold banners and shout slogans as they march on a street in Hong Kong China.

He said Monday that the "number does tell the story".

"Hong Kong people have the right to seek their own democracy and freedom".

Hong Kong's legislation session closes on July 20, meaning the bill's suspension effectively eliminates the possibility of further debates or voting until July 2020, before which lawmakers can either reintroduce the bill or let it naturally lapse.

Lam Ching-choi said of Carrie Lam, "I believe she will communicate her apologies to the public in the near future".

He tweeted: "Hello world and hello freedom". It began in Hong Kong's Victoria Park and flowed to government offices.

Lots of countries have extradition bills, why is this so contentious?

But some were skeptical that having Lam step down would help. "Drop all political prosecutions!"

In many ways he pioneered a protest method that has since been embraced by Hong Kong's protest movement - seizing streets in non-violent civil disobedience - after years of peaceful rallies failed to achieve much.

Protesters have been calling for the bill to be withdrawn and for Mrs Lam to resign.

Taiwan politicians have wasted no time in showing their support for Hong Kong amid a heated presidential race in which candidates' policies toward China are closely examined. The protesters, many in masks and other gear to guard against possible use of tear gas, argued with police for a time but eventually relented.

On Monday, Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong expressed his opposition to the extradition proposal.

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Organizers of Sunday's march said that about 2 million people showed up to protest, nearly double the number of people who marched in the first rally last weekend, which turned violent. He has said he will join the current protesters.

For many, the idea of being tried under the mainland legal system threw into question the "one country, two systems" framework under which the British returned Hong Kong to China in 1997. The legislation has been suspended but residents worry it is a sign of weakening judicial independence in Hong Kong.

Activists decried these moves as chipping away at Hong Kong's freedoms, but residents largely went about their lives.

Only people who threw bricks and wielded metal poles against police officers might have committed riot offences, police commissioner Stephen Lo told reporters.

The government building was closed Monday.

The Beijing-backed leader reiterated there was no timetable to resume the extradition bill and it would not be resumed if the government could not resolve divisions.

The protesters have also demanded apologies for forceful tactics used by police and reassurances that those involved in the earlier protests would not be charged with "rioting", which can carry a jail sentence of up to 10 years. In 2015, China reportedly kidnapped five Hong Kong booksellers selling publications about Chinese leaders the Communist Party does not like.

Hong Kong's leader has issued a rare public apology in the wake of repeated record-breaking protests that called for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill with China that she introduced and championed.

Shortly after daybreak, the police asked for co-operation in clearing the road but said the protesters could stay on the sidewalks.

Lam had issued a written apology on Sunday night, vowing to accept criticism in the most honest and humble manner.

Almost 2 million of the city's 7 million people turned out on Sunday, according to estimates by protest organizers. Police said 338,000 were counted on the designated protest route in the "peak period" of the march.

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