Hong Kong’s opposition pro-democracy movement won local council election.
More than 1,000 candidates ran for 452 district council seats which, for the first time, were all contested.
Pro-Beijing parties held the majority of these seats ahead of the election.
Almost 3 million people voted. The opposition is winning 388 seats vs. 59 for the gov’t (w/ a few more counting). Every way you look at it, this is historic. As our city plummets from being semi-autonomous to semi-authoritarian, we react by showing what’s DEMOCRACY IN ACTION.
— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 😷 (@joshuawongcf) November 25, 2019