- Title: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to stand for local elections
- Date: 28th September 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 28, 2019) (REUTERS) PROTEST ACTIVIST JOSHUA WONG AND SUPPORTERS CHANTING (Cantonese): "STAND TOGETHER, UNAFRAID OF WINTERS AND STORMS" (SOUNDBITE) (English) HONG KONG ACTIVIST JOSHUA WONG, SAYING: "I hereby announce solemnly that I am... that I am running for the office of the South Horizons West constituency in the upcoming district council elections. It's a decision that came after careful consideration." WONG SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) HONG KONG ACTIVIST JOSHUA WONG, SAYING: "Frankly speaking, run for office is the most moderate, peaceful and rational way to express our political beliefs. If they block young activists just like me to run for office, they need to pay the price." WONG SPEAKING
- Embargoed: 12th October 2019 07:08
- Keywords: Hong Kong China protest Joshua Wong activist
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001AYKLAH3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: One of the most prominent leaders of the Hong Kong protests Joshua Wong, announced on Saturday (September 28) that he will run for local district council elections in November.
Wong is out on bail after being charged with inciting and participating in an unauthorized assembly outside police headquarters on June 21.
"If they block young activists just like me to run for office, they need to pay the price," he said to reporters outside the Hong Kong government headquarters.
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have set themselves a busy schedule for Saturday, rebuilding "Lennon Walls" of anti-government graffiti and marking the fifth anniversary of the "Umbrella" street movement that gridlocked the city for weeks.
The protesters are angry about what they see as creeping Chinese interference in Hong Kong, which returned to China in 1997 under a "one country, two systems" formula intended to guarantee freedoms that are not enjoyed on the mainland.
(Production: Yiming Woo, Jiang Xihao)
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