1. Why Are They Protesting?
Opponents of the proposed extradition amendments say the changes would significantly compromise the territory's legal independence, long viewed as one of the key differences between Hong Kong and mainland China.
Opponents say once charged, the suspects may face unfair proceedings in a system where the vast majority of criminal trials end in conviction.
The legislation's opponents include members of legal, business and human rights organisations, as well as scores of ordinary citizens who cherish Hong Kong's reputation for the rule of law.
Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, has said that safeguards have been added to the legislation to ensure human rights are protected.