In the spring of 2019 Beijing announced an extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be extradited and tried in Communist mainland China. That led to growing protests demanding the withdrawal of the bill. Frustrations mounted and so did the use of force on both sides. As crowds grew into the millions, Chinese officials used tear gas, water canons and rubber bullets, eventually resorting to the threat of military intervention to quelch demonstrations. Thirteen weeks in and the citizens of Hong Kong remained steadfast. Then, on September 3rd the Beijing government bowed to the protestors' primary demand and the bill was withdrawn. But where that leaves Hong Kong now remains unclear.