HK pro-democracy MPs threaten mass resignation

10 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

HONG KONG: Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong’s legislature will resign “en masse” if Beijing’s top law-making committee moves to disqualify four of their colleagues for violating the semi-autonomous city’s Basic Law, the convener of the bloc said on Monday, reports AFP.

The threat came ahead of a meeting of one of China’s top law-making bodies, with Hong Kong media reporting that it was considering disqualifying four of the semi-autonomous city’s legislators.

Hong Kong’s democracy camp has been under sustained attack since Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law in response to huge and often violent protests last year, including political disqualifications, arrests for social media posts and activists fleeing overseas.