Owen Fung
Owen Fung

Pro-establishment Hong Kong lawmakers exit a meeting of the city’s legislature to protest the planned swearing in of two localists who modified their original oaths airing displeasure with mainland authorities

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Two newly elected localist lawmakers indicated on Monday that they would retake their oaths properly on Wednesday to keep their seats, avoiding the prospect of a major showdown in the Legislative Council after many were offended by the pair’s antics at the swearing-in ceremony a week ago.

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While most of the city’s 70 newly elected lawmakers were sworn in without incident, a few localists and their sympathisers kept the Legislative Council secretary general and the establishment candidate for president on their toes

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