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6 Sep 2020

Pro-democracy Hong Kong activists protest postponed elections

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Local elections were supposed to take place in Hong Kong today, but that was before the city’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam postponed them for at least a year, citing the threat of coronavirus.

In response crowds of protesters marched through the streets defying orders for them to stay at home.

Thousands of police were deployed and nearly 300 people were arrested, including some key opposition figures.

It’s now two months since the controversial national security law was passed and the crackdown on dissent hasn’t let up.