Hong Kong has seen a string of mass protests over the past year, with the latest aimed at demanding greater autonomy for the city’s tightly controlled media.
As of Monday, the city saw more than 200,000 protesters in support of a broad range of issues, including the independence of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the right of citizens to vote, and the future of the city as a city under the jurisdiction of China.
The protests, which began in early June, have spread across the city, but have focused on issues like the future and the government of Chief Executive CY Leung.
At least one protester was killed in a scuffle in Mong Kok in September.
The city’s election on October 5 is scheduled to be one of the most closely watched since the 1989 pro-democracy movement that brought down the government.
Leung was ousted from office last year and was convicted of corruption and misuse of public funds, which could lead to his resignation.
A key plank of the protests is the appointment of a “special representative” to run the Hong