Date
21 September 2017
With the chief executive election under way, a giant yellow banner demanding universal suffrage has reappeared on Lion Rock mountain. Photo: Facebook/League of Social Democrats.
With the chief executive election under way, a giant yellow banner demanding universal suffrage has reappeared on Lion Rock mountain. Photo: Facebook/League of Social Democrats.

Democracy banner makes new appearance at Lion Rock

A giant yellow banner with the words “I want genuine universal suffrage” surfaced on Lion Rock mountain on Sunday morning, the day of the chief executive election.

The banner was put up by the League of Social Democrats.

In 2014 during the Umbrella movement, a group of rock climbers hung a huge six-meter by 28-meter yellow banner, making a similar demand on the landmark cliff face.

It stayed up for one day before it was removed by officials using a helicopter.

Meanwhile, voting is under way to choose Hong Kong’s next chief executive.

A total of 1,194 electors took to the polls starting at 9 a.m. at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Wan Chai.

They will select from among three candidates – John Tsang, Carrie Lam and Woo Kwok-hing — who arrived at the venue ahead of the voting.

The first round of voting will close at 11 a.m. and ballot boxes will then be delivered to a central counting zone, according to RTHK.

If a candidate can secure 601 or more votes they will be declared the winner.

If a second round of voting is needed it will be carried out between 2pm and 3pm, with a third round possible between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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