Activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung (left) with localist candidates at a press conference on the democratic primary election. Photo: Sam TsangActivist Joshua Wong Chi-fung (left) with localist candidates at a press conference on the democratic primary election. Photo: Sam Tsang
Activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung (left) with localist candidates at a press conference on the democratic primary election. Photo: Sam Tsang

Why Hong Kong’s firebrand localists have exploded onto the political scene and will they stay united with moderate opposition?

  • The so-called resistance bloc is mainly composed of activists in last year’s anti-government protests and student leaders of the 2014 Occupy movement
  • Localists have gained the upper hand in the opposition camp in recent years rather than being sidelined following government disqualifications
Topic |   Legislative Council elections 2020
Activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung (left) with localist candidates at a press conference on the democratic primary election. Photo: Sam TsangActivist Joshua Wong Chi-fung (left) with localist candidates at a press conference on the democratic primary election. Photo: Sam Tsang
Activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung (left) with localist candidates at a press conference on the democratic primary election. Photo: Sam Tsang
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