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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Camp Eyes Big Gains in Local Elections

Protesters are sprayed with blue liquid from water cannon during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University …

Over the past five months, millions have marched through Hong Kong, demanding democratic reform in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. On Sunday, Hong Kongers will finally get a chance to express their opinion, albeit in a limited way, by casting votes.

If the election goes ahead as planned, Hong Kongers will choose over 400 members of 18 district councils scattered across the tiny territory — a crucial barometer of public opinion amid a wave of anti-government protests that have become increasingly aggressive.

The hyper-local district council members don’t actually wield that much power but under Hong Kong’s quasi-democratic system, the vote could read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com