“The activists have rejected apologies from Lam for her handling of the legislation, which would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. She announced that work on the bill would be suspended after large protests last week, but the legislation has touched a nerve not easily soothed in a city anxious over the increasingly authoritarian Communist rule of Chinese President Xi Jinping.” Protesters demand that embattled Hong Kong leader resign.

+ The Atlantic: Why These Hong Kong Protests Are Different. (This protest is quickly becoming the epicenter in the fight that goes well beyond China and Hong Kong.)

+ “Unlike the pro-democracy movement in 2014, the latest demonstrations have remained intentionally leaderless in another attempt to frustrate police, who have used tear gas and rubber bullets against the crowds.” WaPo: Masks, cash and apps: How Hong Kong’s protesters find ways to outwit the surveillance state. (Again, this is about Hong Kong, but it’s also about something bigger.)

+ In photos: Hong Kong Protesters Return to the Streets.