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Hong Kong’s largest trade union about to disband

Hong Kong’s largest opposition trade union announced plans on Sunday to dissolve. The organization has filed a motion to dissolve, which will be voted on by affiliates on October 3rd. “We want to apologize to the people of Hong Kong that we cannot continue,” Joe Wong, co-chairman of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, said tearfully, according to Reuters. He said some members had recently received messages threatening their safety. The organization fears further persecution by the government for alleged violations of Beijing’s national security law. The union coalition’s co-founder, Lee Cheuk-yan, has been incarcerated for his involvement in the 2019 protests against Hong Kong’s government. The organization’s executive director, Mung Siu Tat, recently announced he had left Hong Kong.

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