Protesters in Hong kong will by the choice to send the signal to the government

Protestledere calls for demonstrations on the break in order not to interfere with the election in Hong kong. Distriktsvalget in Hong kong is the night of Sun

Protesters in Hong kong will by the choice to send the signal to the government

Protestledere calls for demonstrations on the break in order not to interfere with the election in Hong kong.

Distriktsvalget in Hong kong is the night of Sunday, Danish time shot peacefully in time.

It writes the AFP news agency.

Hong kong has been marked by turmoil for the past six months, but up to the elections has been put a damper on the clashes between the protesters and the police.

Polling stations opened at 07.30 on Sunday morning local time.

On several forums for anti-government protesters sound call, that the protests be put on pause in order not to interfere with the election process.

In several postings on the website lihkg.com used by pro-democracy demonstrators, says that one "should not bring to the election in danger".

Many consider according to the news agency Reuters the election as a "referendum" on support for the anti-government protest movement in Hong kong.

Usually there is not much focus on distriktsvalget in Hong kong, where the former have been mainly chosen candidates who support the chinese supported the government in Hong kong. It writes the AFP.

Distriktsrådene dealing with everyday tasks such as garbage collection and urban planning.

But in this case, the situation is different. Pro-democratic candidates hoping to get a good choice and thus send a message to the Hong kong government, Carrie Lam, and her government, which has refused to listen to the protesters ' wishes.

There must be selected 452 members to distriktsrådene in 18 different districts. The election is the closest the citizens of Hong kong are going to be allowed to choose their own representatives.

There has not usually been a high turnout in distriktsvalget. But almost as 400,000 new voters have registered in this election.

It looks more as a sign that the more pro-democratic voters will vote.

Police have been deployed at polling stations on Sunday to prevent unrest.

It is Sunday morning, unusually long queues at several polling stations, writes Reuters.

It is because many are worried that the civil unrest begins at the polling stations later in the day.

Some are afraid that the elections will be stopped by unpredictable events, such as protests, says Kevin Lai, along with hundreds of other voters turned up early to cast his vote at the polling station in Kowloon.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 24 November 2019, 02:00

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