If yellow wins then will the rioters stop and accept that democracy is the way forward?This is a minor story, but mildly interesting. There are apparently a few people living in Canada who say they are flying to Hong Kong to vote in the upcoming elections. Apparently you are supposed to be a resident of Hong Kong in order to vote, but these people think they will be able to vote. They are from Hong Kong originally, and I'm not sure whether they have been able to maintain residency status there while away. It's not a cut and dried situation, as it depends on a number of factors.
These young people are flying from B.C. to vote in Hong Kong's elections
The presence or absence of a handful of people such as this won't make a difference in the election, but it does show their degree of emotional attachment to recent events there.
From my perspective it looks like typical immigrant politics which we see in people who come from many parts of the world. This rarely leaks out into broader society unless there are enough of them to make them a voting block worth paying attention to.
Also in the same story, a former Hong Kong legislative councillor currently in Vancouver had some interesting things to say about the upcoming election in Hong Kong. He says that the elected council will have little real power, but election could still be a problem for president Xi Jinping. If those who oppose Xi win, then he would lose face and he could never allow that to happen.
It's not clear to me that this would be a serious problem for Beijing, but it perhaps suggests what the protesters are hoping for as a consolation prize.
If blue wins will they keep rioting because they don't ;like the result of a democratic vote?