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Hong Kong movement drives Taiwan pro-independence support

Amid heated elections, Taiwanese have been closely watching crackdown on anti-government protesters in nearby Hong Kong.

In Taiwan, opinion polls suggest incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen is ahead of her challenger in Saturday’s elections.

The Taiwanese have been closely watching the crackdown on anti-government protesters in nearby Hong Kong.

Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Taipei.