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Hong Kong votes in overhauled “patriots”-only election

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HONG KONG (Reuters) -Hong Kong people headed to the polls on Sunday, voting in an overhauled “patriots”-only legislative council election that critics say is undemocratic and in which the government is keen to mobilise voting to show the vote’s legitimacy. Some of the first to vote as polls opened at 8:30 a.m. (0030 GMT) said they were keen to do their civic duty to ensure stability in a city that was rocked by months of sometimes-violent protest in 2019. University language teacher Tam Po-chu, 79, said she hoped the new council would be responsive to the public. “There’s no use if they do not…

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