Hong Kong’s Biggest Protest Group to Disband, SCMP Reports
(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong’s largest protest group that drew upwards of two million of the city’s residents on to the streets in 2019 will disband, according to local media reports.
Members of the Civil Human Rights Front, which organized many of the largest rallies during the Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy protests, endorsed a resolution to disband late Friday, local media including the South China Morning Post reported. The group declined on Friday to publicly disclose any details about the meeting.
The CHRF will make an announcement about its future on Sunday, RTHK reported, citing Chung Ching-fai, its interim convenor.
Hong Kong’s police chief has warned that the group may have violated the Beijing-imposed national security law, as authorities ramp up pressure on organizations that have opposed the government.
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