Hong Kong's government disqualified four opposition legislators pro-democracy lawmakers on Wednesday, per Bloomberg.
Why it matters: The ouster of Kenneth Leung, Dennis Kwok, Alvin Yeung and Kwok Ka-ki came moments after the Chinese parliament passed a resolution allowing the territory's executive to expel legislators deemed "unpatriotic" without having to go through the courts.
- City officials said in a statement it was found they were "endangering national security," without specifying how, Reuters notes.
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