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Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong, Runs for HK Legislature
Prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong applied on Monday (July 20) to run for a seat in Hong Kong's legislature.
It raises the prospect of a battle with the Chinese-run city's authorities -- he was barred from running in previous polls.
[Joshua Wong:] "Under the chilling effect generated by Beijing, someone might doubt that - will Hongkongers give up. But I believe when I choose to run for office, it's time to put the global spotlight (on) Hong Kong's election. We aim and wish to take (the) majority in Hong Kong's Legislative Council election to prove we are the majority, and the voice of the pro-democracy camp, especially the progressive wing, our voice must not be silenced."