Thousands of mostly elderly Hongkongers take part in a rally on July 17 to support young protesters on the front lines. Photo: Bloomberg

Why Hong Kong’s pro-government politicians are set for a beating at the District Council ballot box

  • Across all age groups, anger at government incompetence has turned public sentiment against the pro-establishment camp
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Thousands of mostly elderly Hongkongers take part in a rally on July 17 to support young protesters on the front lines. Photo: Bloomberg
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Mike Chinoy
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Mike Chinoy

By blocking Joshua Wong from standing for election, Hong Kong is just driving protesters back to the streets

  • The election ban on Wong signals that protesters have no viable pathway within the system to articulate their concerns. Is the government missing a chance to engage with those who represent the views of millions who have marched?

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