Pro-democracy members of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council protest while being sworn in, leading to suspensions and a chaotic ceremony
The newly sworn-in representatives include six "localism" activists, three of whom snubbed China while taking oaths and were at least temporarily suspended from legislature proceedings. During the first of those, voting for LegCo's president, "pro-democracy members tore up their ballots and left the chamber in protest." Beijing had previously communicated through newspaper editorials that if such legislature battles ensue and Hong Kong's courts cannot decide whether to accept the protesting members' oaths, then China's parliament will step in.
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