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Hong Kong: Protests continue as anti-govt candidates win majority in district elections

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
November 25, 2019 at 20:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

A protest was held in support of people still trapped inside Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on Monday, after opposition candidates captured 389 of 452 elected seats in a landslide victory.

During the protest, tensions arose between protesters chanting demands and throwing bottles at riot police.

A record 4.13 million people had registered to vote - more than half the Special Administrative Region's population - and 2.94 million people went to the polls. Turnout was over 71 percent, up from 47 percent in the 2015 election.

Hong Kong's 18 districts had long been dominated by pro-government councillors, who used to hold over 300 seats before Hong Kong was rocked by protests sparked by the now-withdrawn extradition bill. The rallies, which began in March, have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by violent clashes.

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A protest was held in support of people still trapped inside Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on Monday, after opposition candidates captured 389 of 452 elected seats in a landslide victory.

During the protest, tensions arose between protesters chanting demands and throwing bottles at riot police.

A record 4.13 million people had registered to vote - more than half the Special Administrative Region's population - and 2.94 million people went to the polls. Turnout was over 71 percent, up from 47 percent in the 2015 election.

Hong Kong's 18 districts had long been dominated by pro-government councillors, who used to hold over 300 seats before Hong Kong was rocked by protests sparked by the now-withdrawn extradition bill. The rallies, which began in March, have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by violent clashes.

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