Hong Kong opposition district councillors say farewell to constituents after mass resignation

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More than 200 of Hong Kong’s district councillors, all from the opposition camp, have resigned ahead of a new oath-taking requirement that was put in place under the national security law imposed on the city by Beijing. A total of 264, or 58 per cent, of the district council seats have been left vacant because of resignations or disqualifications. The mass departure was triggered by concerns that councillors who could be disqualified under the new law would be forced to return salaries and operating allowances they had received since taking office – creating a debt of about HK$2 million (US$257,000) each.
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