Foreign Secretary Statement on Hong Kong Councillors

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said:

It is deeply concerning that 55 District Councillors have been disqualified and over 250 pressured to resign for political reasons – the first time that such action has been taken against democratically elected District Councillors in the Hong Kong SAR. This comes as trade unions, interest groups and NGOs have been forced to disband.

The Hong Kong SAR Government must uphold freedom of speech and allow the public a genuine choice of political representatives.

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