Hong Kong democracy figures resign after security law passed


Pro-democracy activists (left to right) Nathan Law, Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow attend a press conference outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, China, in June 2019. Today, they announced they were quitting the Hong Kong Demosisto pro-democracy group shortly after media reported that China had passed the controversial national security law. – EPA pic, June 30, 2020.

FOUR young leaders of a Hong Kong pro-democracy political party announced their resignations today, hours after Beijing passed a sweeping national security law for the city.

Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, Jeffrey Ngo and Agnes Chow said they were ending their involvement in Demosisto, a party that has infuriated Beijing by campaigning for universal suffrage and for foreign countries to sanction China for rights abuses.


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