Anti-government protesters in Mong Kok. Hong Kong has been rocked by 22 consecutive weekends of protests with no end in sight. Photo: Felix Wong

Will Hong Kong’s district council elections be postponed? Officials watching if protest violence persists, but decision might be pushed to polling day on November 24

  • Source says government may invite accusations it is suppressing voting rights if it cancels elections too early
  • Pro-democracy camp, fearing backlash, is gauging right time to urge radicals to reduce violence, while rivals question fairness amid campaign challenges
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Anti-government protesters in Mong Kok. Hong Kong has been rocked by 22 consecutive weekends of protests with no end in sight. Photo: Felix Wong
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.