Pro-Democracy Groups in Hong Kong Face Test in Elections

Peace and Freedom

Results of Sunday’s poll could color relationship between Hong Kong and Beijing for years to come

Candidates' campaign posters for the Legislative Council election are displayed at a market in Hong Kong on Aug. 17.
Candidates’ campaign posters for the Legislative Council election are displayed at a market in Hong Kong on Aug. 17. PHOTO: BOBBY YIP/REUTERS

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By MIA LAMAR and CHESTER YUNG
The wall Street Journal
Sept. 2, 2016 11:32 p.m. ET

HONG KONG—A fractured pro-democracy camp here faces its first public test Sunday since street protests seeking greater political autonomy gripped this city two years ago.

Hong Kong voters are heading to the polls to elect a fresh slate of lawmakers for the 70-member Legislative Council for the first time since the Occupy protests of late 2014. At the time, thousands of citizens of this former British colony—which has partial autonomy from the Communist Party-ruled mainland under a “one country, two systems” policy—blocked main thoroughfares for 79 days, angered by the unwillingness of Beijing and the…

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