The Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) on Tuesday responded defiantly to a government proposal to ban them, issuing a statement urging supporters to fight "Chinese colonisers" and called for acts "that damage the interests of China".
In a statement issued immediately after Secretary for Security John Lee announced that the government is considering a ban on the party, HKNP said "it has long since lost faith in any so-called rule of law" in Hong Kong.
"This came within our party's expectations for an increasingly insecure government, who even now hides behind the veneer of 'law and order' to pelt pebbles at the Hong Kong people and her independence movement," the statement said.
It said the government's move to consider a ban is "a purely political decision to silence those who dare to represent the true interests of the Hong Kong people and nation".
"The Hong Kong national and independence movements are, in their core, both struggles to fight back and drive out the Chinese colonisers," it continued.
"Today we Hongkongers stand in opposition to our enemies, these Chinese colonisers and their puppets in the current Hong Kong government, and it is this antagonism that defines our movement."
"The Hong Kong National Party hereby call upon all supporters and sympathisers of the Hong Kong cause to realise this, and lend your support to any cause and act that damages the interests of China," the statement published on the party's Facebook page said.
Defiant HKNP calls to 'act against colonisers'
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