Anti-government protesters vandalise a ICBC bank branch on October 20 in Sham Shui Po. Photo: Sam Tsang

Nearly 70 per cent of Hongkongers oppose postponing district council elections despite threat of protest violence, survey finds

  • Only about 17 per cent of participants said government should delay or reschedule elections planned for November 24
  • Results compiled by Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute from more than 1,000 interviews conducted last week
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters vandalise a ICBC bank branch on October 20 in Sham Shui Po. Photo: Sam Tsang
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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

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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