HK unseats 7 pro-democracy councillors

The Hong Kong government removes seven local councillors it deems to be unpatriotic. – EPA pic, September 15, 2021.

SEVEN Hong Kong pro-democracy local councillors were unseated today after the government declared their loyalty oaths were invalid, part of an ongoing campaign to purge the city of anyone deemed unpatriotic.

District councils are the only political office in Hong Kong where almost all members are directly elected by residents, with 452 out of 479 seats filled by public ballot.

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