Voters lining up at a polling station in Hong Kong in November last year for the district council elections. Photo: AP Voters lining up at a polling station in Hong Kong in November last year for the district council elections. Photo: AP
Voters lining up at a polling station in Hong Kong in November last year for the district council elections. Photo: AP

Hong Kong’s opposition swept the district councils in year of protests, but spotlight now on their history as Beijing shake-up looms

  • Critics say opposition councillors’ aggression and political agenda after landslide victory at polls to blame for tension with government
  • Opposition figures argue that voters had used the polls to punish authorities for what they saw as lack of democracy

Topic |   History of Hong Kong districts
Voters lining up at a polling station in Hong Kong in November last year for the district council elections. Photo: AP Voters lining up at a polling station in Hong Kong in November last year for the district council elections. Photo: AP
Voters lining up at a polling station in Hong Kong in November last year for the district council elections. Photo: AP
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