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South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Hong Kong opposition lawmakers to resign en masse over Legislative Council disqualifications” – below is their description.
Hong Kong’s opposition politicians announced they will resign en masse after four lawmakers from their camp were unseated on November 11, 2020, minutes after China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee passed a resolution giving local authorities the power to remove politicians without having to go through the city’s courts. The lawmakers included Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Kwok Ka-ki and Dennis Kwok from the Civic Party and Kenneth Leung of the Professionals Guild. They were previously barred from running in the Legislative Council elections, which were later postponed until September 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 15 remaining opposition politicians said they would hand in letters of resignation on November 12. Support us: https://subscribe.scmp.comSouth China Morning Post YouTube Channel
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