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this was the chaotic scene Wednesday morning just outside Hong Kong's legislature , thousands of demonstrators stormed roads in the city centre protesting a controversial bill that would allow extradition to mainland China Joe Robbie was there right here in the heart of the home home it is an absolute pandemonium this morning there is an eight lane highway that runs through the heart of the city that has been completely overrun with protesters tens of thousands in the middle police on the side but they are clearly outnumbered here you get the sense on the ground that people have had enough you can feel the anger is palpable they want the seat of power in Hong Kong which is across the road from me to know that they have simply had enough with this extradition build which critics say will open up all sorts of goals to mainland China to come in and nap criminals at their own will they want homecomings lawmakers tonight that this is not acceptable and that this bill needs to be scrapped that was enough to postpone a second round of debate for the bill which was set to happen later on Wednesday the government advice staff to avoid driving to government buildings all together demonstrators could be seen dragging steel barriers on the roads wreaking havoc on the morning rush hour riot police were quickly deployed but protesters defied their calls to retreat all this comes after Hong Kong saw one of its biggest protest in history on Sunday , more than a million people took to the streets that day in the city into political crisis with calls for chief executive Carrie lam to step down but I'm just a defiant she's vowed to press ahead with a controversial bill that law is backed by the legislature which is mostly pro Beijing since its handover from Britain Hong Kong was meant to keep some a ton of me until twenty forty seven but China's been accused of meddling in the cities of fair since including obstructing democratic reforms and interfering with local elections human rights groups have cited China's alleged use of torture arbitrary detentions and forced confessions as reasons why Hong Kong shouldn't allow the law to pass China denies accusations that it tramples on human rights