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Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Says His Disqualification From Poll 'Invalid and Ridiculous'

Hong Kong disqualified a dozen pro-democracy candidates from running in a key election citing reasons including collusion with foreign forces and opposition to the new China-imposed national security laws.

Hong Kong: Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong emphasised on Friday that the reasons for disqualifying him from running in elections for the legislature were “invalid and ridiculous.”

Wong said in a statement that Hong Kong‘s new national security was a “legal weapon used against dissidents”.

On Thursday, Hong Kong disqualified a dozen pro-democracy candidates from running in a key election, including Wong, citing reasons including collusion with foreign forces and opposition to the new China-imposed national security laws.