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Hong Kong protests

Protests push Hong Kong activists onto local election ballots

Increase in candidates and voters puts pressure on pro-Beijing lawmakers

Joshua Wong, secretary-general of pro-democracy Demosisto, shows his application to run in Hong Kong's District Council elections slated for Nov. 24.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- More than 1,000 people are running in District Council elections here Nov. 24, with many hoping to take the fight for democracy from the streets to the halls of government.

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