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Neo Democrats announce their disbandment

2021-06-26 HKT 20:22
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  • In a Facebook post, the Neo Democrats said Hong Kong had undergone drastic changes over the past two years and the political environment now was much worse than before. Photo: RTHK
    In a Facebook post, the Neo Democrats said Hong Kong had undergone drastic changes over the past two years and the political environment now was much worse than before. Photo: RTHK
The pro-democracy party, the Neo Democrats, announced on Saturday that it had disbanded.

In a Facebook post, the group said Hong Kong had undergone drastic changes over the past two years and the political environment now was much worse than before.

It said, with the introduction of the national security law, some of its former members were now in jail, and public officers were also required to take an oath of allegiance.

The group said all of its district councillors held a meeting last week and most agreed to dissolve the party.

Established in 2010, the Neo Democrats won 19 seats in the District Council elections in 2019. But only eight of them remained in the party up until it disbanded on Saturday.

Former Neo Democrat members Gary Fan, Roy Tam and Ben Chung are among 47 pro-democracy figures charged with subversion for taking part in the camp’s primaries for the since postponed 2020 Legco elections.

The three have been remanded in custody since late February. They had earlier announced that they would quit the party and their roles as district councillors.