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12 oct. 2018 | 19h51 UTC

Hong Kong: Protests following disqualification of pro-democracy candidate Oct. 12

Hong Kong, SAR China Alerte de sécurité

Protests reported on October 12 following the disqualification of pro-democracy candidate from running in November by-election; further protests possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/10/2018, 12h00 until 19/10/2018, 11h59 (Asia/Hong_Kong). COUNTRY/REGION Hong Kong

Event

Protests were reported in Hong Kong on Friday, October 12, after officials announced that a prominent candidate advocating for Hong Kong self-determination would not be permitted to run in the upcoming November by-election. According to local sources, protesters gathered in front of the Legislative Council and other government buildings on Friday evening (local time) to demand that Lau Siu-lai be permitted to run. Further demonstrations cannot be ruled out. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be anticipated in the vicinity of any demonstration.

Context

Lau Siu-lai had previously been disqualified from holding office in 2016 for taking "improper oaths," a term commonly attributed to advocacy of self-determination. Hong Kong independence activists have increasingly been advocating for independence from China since large-scale demonstrations in 2014 failed to materialize into reforms.

Advice

Individuals in Hong Kong are advised to avoid all protest events as a precaution.

 

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