July 30, 2020

Prominent Hong Kong democracy activists barred from election

Hong Kong (AFP) – A dozen Hong Kong democracy activists were disqualified on Thursday from standing in September’s legislative elections, a move decried by candidates as the most pressing assault yet on Beijing’s critics in the city.The government confirmed 12 nominees had been barred in a statement, deepening the political crisis engulfing the finance hub.Many of those disqualified took to social media to post the letters confirming they had been barred — including Joshua Wong, one of the city’s best known activists.”Beijing shows a total disregard for the will of the Hongkongers, tramples u…

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