Pro-democratic activist Joshua Wong announced on Monday that he would be a candidate for the general election that will take place in Hong Kong next September in connection with the escalation of tensions on the territory.
“With the mandate of 31,000 votes received on the democracy side in the primaries last weekend, I just officially submitted my candidacy for the September elections to the Legislative Council, which represents the East Kowloon geographic constituency.” has announced on Twitter.
Wong, who received 31,398 of the approximately 610,000 votes cast in the July 11-12 primaries at age 31, still interpreted it as a popular mandate to “fight for democracy and freedom in Hong Kong” of “growing control over.” Beijing “.
“It doesn’t matter whether Beijing decides to silence me outside of the elections, I won’t give up,” he said, encouraging his colleagues “not to be threatened by the creepy effects of the new rules for the former British colony” . .