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Hong Kong protesters pin hopes on the ballot box after weeks of violence

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District council elections are usually a quiet affair. But young candidates sense changeClarisse Yeung believes the road to full democracy in Hong Kong will pass through a dog park. Specifically a dog park that she has promised to build if her coalition sweeps local elections today.The district council elections held in Hong Kong every four years are normally a sleepy affair, with low turnout, mostly because councillors have very limited powers and budget, as well as a reputation for graft. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/24/hong-kong-protesters-ballot-box-district-council-weeks-of-violence

Author : Emma Graham-Harrison in Hong Kong

Publish date : 2019-11-24 00:37:59

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