July 15, 2020 / 2:33 AM / a month ago

Key organiser of primary election for Hong Kong democracy camp steps down

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A key organiser of primary elections for Hong Kong’s democracy camp said on Wednesday he was stepping down due to Beijing’s accusation that the vote was illegal and could amount to subversion.

Former democracy lawmaker Au Nok-hin helped organise the weekend poll that saw more than 610,000 people vote in what was widely seen as a symbolic protest vote against sweeping new national security legislation imposed on the city by Beijing.

Reporting By Aleksander Solum and Yanni; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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