Hong Kongers on Sunday thronged to polling stations to cast ballots amid ongoing demonstrations which started in June with people protesting the local government and China.

The local elections, held once every four years, are the only “fully democratic” polls held under the autonomous region of China.

Over 4.1 million registered voters in Hong Kong are going to elect district councilors in the local elections, with residents already having shown great interest in the polls.

The voting process started at 07.30 a.m. on Sunday (2330GMT Saturday) and will continue until 10.30 p.m. (1430GMT). Some protestors view the ballot as

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