Protesters march over barring of Legco candidates

Hundreds of demonstrators marched from Causeway Bay to Admiralty on Sunday to protest against a government decision to disqualify mainly pro-independence candidates from running in next month’s Legco elections.

The Civil Human Rights Front, which organised the rally, said the move by election officials was political censorship.

Alice Lai, who wants Hong Kong to return to British rule, is one of the six disqualified candidates. She said she was taking part to defend freedom of speech.

She said in future, the government might not just disqualify candidates from standing. It might also disqualify voters from voting.

The Civil Human Rights Front said more than 1,300 people took part. Police put the figure at 760 during the peak period.

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