The announcement comes after 12 pro-democracy candidates were disqualified from running in the election.
Now that they can't protest in the streets, people are doing it inside the hit social simulation game.
Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam had predicted the local elections would allow a silent majority to voice its dissatisfaction with the protest movement.
Hong Kong Protesters Escaped a Besieged Campus by Crawling Through Underground Tunnels and Climbing Down Overpasses
Some protesters jumped onto waiting motorbikes, which whisked them away to escape arrest.
'Save Our Kids': Parents Are Begging Hong Kong Police to Release Students Trapped in Besieged University Campus
Parents gathered outside the university to beg police to let their kids go, while one protest leader called on the international community to prevent "Tiananmen 2019."
Tear Gas, Petrol Bombs, and Javelins: How Protesters and Police Turned a Hong Kong University Into a War Zone
Protesters are trying to shut the whole city down with a general strike, and police are resorting to tear-gassing the crowded business district in the middle of the work day.
It's the third time police have shot a protester since demonstrations began in June. The 21-year-old is in critical condition.
Jimmy Sham, says the men aimed for his head, and when people tried to intervene, the attackers threatened them at knifepoint.
Lawmakers have also floated the possibility of a curfew, and of shutting off the internet.
The first weekend of protests since the mask ban came into effect got very violent.
Hong Kong's Leader Finally Withdrew Her Controversial Extradition Bill. Protesters Say It's 'Too Little, Too Late.'
One prominent protest leader warns that the government will use the withdrawal as an excuse to repress protesters: "a full-scale clampdown is on the way."