Hong Kong democrats score historic victory amid ongoing protests



Hong Kong democrats score historic victory amid ongoing protests

Pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong have won an unprecedented and symbolic victory in district council elections.
Voters turned out in record numbers after almost six months of protests that have caused the territory’s worst political crisis in decades.
Beijing says Hong Kong is part of China, “no matter what happens in elections”. But that is unlikely to go down well with the protesters who have been calling for less interference from the mainland.

Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Hong Kong.

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