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Video links - November 2019

Tin Shui Wai, 12 November 19
Polytechnic University, 17 November 2019 (SCMP video)
Polytechnic University, 17-18 November 2019 (Stand News video)

Comment pieces - November 2019

Zeynep Tufekci, The Hong Kong Protesters Aren’t Driven by Hope, Atlantic, 12 November 2019

China has set up a Hong Kong crisis command centre in Shenzhen ...

... says Reuters.
Reuters also says that Beijing is considering replacing Wang Zhimin, the head of its Liaison Office in Hong Kong.

Pro-democracy candidates sweep district council elections

71.2 per cent turnout rate = 2.94 million people voting.
Of the 452 seats, pan-democrats won 347, independents (many of whom are pro-democracy) won 45, and pro-establishment groups won 60.
The result lets pro-democrats take control of 17 out of 18 district councils.
The Democratic Party was the most successful party, winning 91 of the 99 seats it contested.
The Civic Party won 32 seats.
The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong won only 21 of the 181 (HKFP)/179 (SCMP) seats it contested.
The pro-Beijing Federation of Trade Unions won just four of the 62 seats it contested.
HKFP / SCMP

High court suspends mask ban for seven days

Siege of Poly University, 17-18 November

“The Longest Day” – Stand News

Police officer shoots and wounds protester; man set on fire

Shooting happened around 7.15 am on Monday morning in Sai Wan Ho. HKFP
Man set on fire later in the day in Ma On Shan. HKFP

Another Saturday of protests

Protests in Victoria Park/Causeway Bay; Chater Garden/Edinburgh Place; Park Lane, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Xinhua News Agency building damaged.
SCMP / HKFP