|An Au Nok-hin supporter earlier today|
Today is the by-election for four of the six seats in the Legislative Council vacated by those who were disqualified for making improper oaths of office.Despite rigorous campaigning, voter turnout seems blase about the event. By 9.30pm, an hour before polls closed, a total of 840,070 voters had cast their votes in the geographical constituency, an overall turnout rate of 39.97 percent. This compares to a 52.27 percent for the same time during the 2016 general elections.
|Pro-Beijing loyalists butt heads with Joshua Wong and Au|
There's also still simmering tensions between pro-democracy and pro-Beijing parties. This morning at around 9am in Aberdeen, a group of middle-aged Beijing loyalists surrounded pro-democracy candidate Au Nok-hin along with Joshua Wong Chi-fung, Nathan Law Kwun-chung and Agnes Chow Ting.
|Tung Chee-hwa says he wants Hong Kong to move forward|
Don't we all want that? We know independence isn't going to get anywhere but what about at least upholding "one country, two systems"?
|Anson Chan hopes votes reflect Hong Kong's sentiment|
We will see in the next few hours what the results are and in what direction Hong Kong will be going in... we can only hope for the best.