Hong Kong : Voters have turned out in record numbers to cast their ballots in Hong Kong’s district council elections.
By lunchtime, the number of voters had already surpassed the final total in the 2015 elections.
The election is seen as a test of support for Hong Kong’s embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
Pro-democracy protest groups hope the vote will send a message to the Chinese government after five months of unrest and anti-government protests.
Long queues formed on Sunday amid fears polls might be closed by authorities if violence disrupted the election.
In the run-up to the election, pro-democracy protest groups had urged people not to cause disruption. No trouble has been reported so far.