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'They want us to be silent': Hong Kong lawmaker under threat vows to fight
according to rapporteur report from CNN, link ,One of the leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement has vowed to take to the streets again if the Hong Kong government succeeds in unseating him and three other pro-democracy lawmakers.
A lawsuit was filed Friday by government lawyers seeking to disqualify Nathan Law and three others, days after a court upheld the barring of two of their colleagues.
"It's not just about my seat," Law told CNN. "It's about whether those people who voted for me are willing to resist, are wiling to come out on the street and protest."
The 23-year-old easily won his seat during September's parliamentary election, becoming the city's youngest ever lawmaker
During the 2014 protests, hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets to campaign for free elections to choose the city's leader.
While the Umbrella Movement succeeded in shutting down parts of the city for weeks, and attracted global attention, it failed to secure any meaningful political reforms.
Law, along with Joshua Wong and others, was one of the student leaders of the movement, even taking on government officials in a televised debate.
He and Wong went on to form the Demosisto party, to campaign for reform and self-determination for the city.
Those calls have been drowned out somewhat by more radical politicians arguing for full independence from China, including Sixtus "Baggio" Leung and Yau Wai-ching, who were expelled from LegCo last month after a court ruled their oaths of office, in which they cursed and displayed a banner reading "Hong Kong is not China," were invalid.
The ruling against them came after the dramatic intervention of Beijing, which employed a rarely-used power to re-interpret Hong Kong's Constitution and rule that oaths must be taken "sincerely and solemnly."