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Hong Kong prohibits Joshua Wong from running in elections

Authorities say pro-democracy figure advocates 'self-determination' for the city

HONG KONG -- Joshua Wong, the face of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement, on Tuesday was barred from running in upcoming district council elections because of his advocacy of "self-determination" for the city, authorities said.

The 23-year-old pro-democracy activist and founding member of the Demosisto political party was the only candidate rejected by election officials for next month's vote.

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