International Business Times – Leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners were disqualified Thursday from upcoming elections after four student activists were arrested for social media posts, sparking warnings of a new “terror” under authoritarian China.

The moves were the latest blows against the semi-autonomous city’s democracy movement, which has been under sustained attack from China’s Communist Party rulers.

“Beijing shows a total disregard for the will of the Hongkongers, tramples upon the city’s… autonomy,” Joshua Wong, one of Hong Kong’s highest-profile activists who was among those disqualified, wrote in a tweet.

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