Hong Kong diocese OKs civil disobedience

The Catholic diocese of Hong Kong has given qualified approval to acts of civil disobedience in support of ensuring that citizens will be allowed to elect their own political representatives.

In a public statement the diocese said that complicated voting rules, which limit the power of people in Hong Kong to choose their representatives, are an offence against basic civil rights.

Acts of civil disobedience could be “reasonable” in response to such offences, the statement indicated.

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