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All Pro-Democracy Lawmakers have Resigned from the HK Legislature

All Hong Kong Pro-Democracy lawmakers have announced that they will stage a mass resignation after Beijing passed a resolution allowing the Hong Kong government to unseat four democrats with immediate effect.

All Hong Kong Pro-Democracy lawmakers have announced that they will stage a mass resignation after Beijing passed a resolution allowing the Hong Kong government to unseat four democrats with immediate effect.

Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Kwok Ka-ki, Kenneth Leung, and Dennis Kwok were all disqualified after China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee, said that those who support Hong Kong’s independence or refuse to acknowledge China’s sovereignty over the city do not belong to the legislature.

“Today we will resign from our positions, because our partners, our colleagues have been disqualified by the central government’s ruthless move,” Wu Chi-wai, convener of the pro-democracy camp.

Wu added that the remaining 15 pro-democracy legislators in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, known as the LegCo will submit their resignations by Thursday.

Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong defended that the disqualifications were “constitutional, legal, reasonable and necessary.”

“We have doubts about their abilities to perform their duties. If they are unable to uphold the Basic Law, and to support Hong Kong, of course, they are not qualified to be legislators,” said Lam.

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