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Hong Kong disqualifies 12 security law opponents from election

Joshua Wong and four incumbents blocked from joining Sept. 6 legislative polls

Activist Joshua Wong, shown registering his candidacy on July 20, was one of 12 opposition candidates disqualified on Thursday.    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong government disqualified 12 opposition candidates from upcoming legislative polls, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy camp's bid to win its first majority in the chamber.

Those blocked from running include activist Joshua Wong and four incumbent members of the Legislative Council.

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