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Watch Pro-Democracy Hong Kong Legislators Getting Dragged Out During Controversial Vote

Added 05-24-20 11:45:03am EST - “When pro-democracy legislators in Hong Kong sought to stop pro-China legislators from rigging a key vote, they were hauled out of the room.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Watch Security in Hong Kong Legislature Forcefully Remove Group of Pro-Democracy Lawmakers”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Pro-democracy legislators were dragged out of Hong Kong’s legislature recently as pro-China forces sought to tighten their control over Hong Kong’s government.

The issue that incited the violence was the selection of a new leader for a powerful committee in the legislature, according to The New York Times.

Pro-China legislators removed pro-democracy legislator Dennis Kwok, who they claimed had been refusing to move legislation forward that would make it illegal to disrespect the Chinese national anthem.

Although the Chinese anthem technically became that of Hong Kong when it was returned to China in 1997 as a semi-autonomous region, the Chinese anthem is often booed when played in public places such as sporting events. The legislation that supporters of China want passed would make such activity a crime.

To get that legislation out of limbo, the pro-China group needed to get control of the committee that decides what legislation is voted on and when.

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