Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong on September 28 announces his plan to stand in the 2019 District Council elections. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Democracy activist Joshua Wong slams ‘politically driven decision’ to bar him from running in Hong Kong district council election

  • Former student leader of the 2014 Occupy movement ‘cannot possibly’ comply with election laws, says government, citing his former advocacy of self-determination
  • Wong, who had made clear he did not support the option of independence, is the only candidate disqualified from November 24 polls
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong on September 28 announces his plan to stand in the 2019 District Council elections. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Activist Joshua Wong at Southern district office on Thursday. He filed his application to run for the South Horizons West seat on October 4. Photo: May Tse

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong’s district council candidacy still in limbo as Hong Kong government vetting officer abruptly replaced

  • In move described as ‘strange’ official in charge of vetting Wong’s candidacy took indefinite sick leave and on Thursday was replaced
  • Former student leader is very last of more than 1,100 hopefuls to have candidacies decided by returning officers of the Home Affairs Department
Topic |   Joshua Wong

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Activist Joshua Wong at Southern district office on Thursday. He filed his application to run for the South Horizons West seat on October 4. Photo: May Tse
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