Arrested for following the Basic Law? More constitutional codswallop from Hong Kong

"Жизнь такова, какой мы по своему нашему характеру хотим ее видеть. Мы сами придаем ей форму, как улитка своей раковине." Жюль Ренар ©

The amazing thing about this week’s mass arrests is that the alleged crime of those detained is their plan to follow a constitutional procedure laid down in the Basic Law. You would think this could hardly be illegal. Not according to Senior Superintendent Steve Li of our new local Gestapo, the police national security unit. The plan, he said, was to “handicap government” by using a legislative majority to veto budgets twice, thereby pushing the Chief Executive to resign and forcing the government into a shutdown. This is a piece of constitutional codswallop so profound that I hardly know wher…

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