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Hong Kong teen democracy activist forms new political party

  • Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong, left, and members of their new political party Demosisto listen to reporter's questions as they officially unveiled during a press conference in Hong Kong, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Wong's new political party plans to field candidates in an upcoming election, marking the next step in the pro-democracy movement's evolution in the southern Chinese city. Wong and several other young activists who led pro-democracy protests that gripped Hong Kong for 79 days in late 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong, left, and members of their new political party Demosisto listen to reporter's questions as they officially unveiled during a press conference in Hong Kong, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Wong's new political party plans to field candidates in an upcoming election, marking the next step in the pro-democracy movement's evolution in the southern Chinese city. Wong and several other young activists who led pro-democracy protests that gripped Hong Kong for 79 days in late 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong, left, and members of their new political party Demosisto listen to reporter's questions as their party officially unveiled during a press conference in Hong Kong, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Wong's new political party plans to field candidates in an upcoming election, marking the next step in the pro-democracy movement's evolution in the southern Chinese city. Wong and several other young activists who led pro-democracy protests that gripped Hong Kong for 79 days in late 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong, left, and members of their new political party Demosisto listen to reporter's questions as their party officially unveiled during a press conference in Hong Kong, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Wong's new political party plans to field candidates in an upcoming election, marking the next step in the pro-democracy movement's evolution in the southern Chinese city. Wong and several other young activists who led pro-democracy protests that gripped Hong Kong for 79 days in late 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong, center, and members of their new political party Demosisto listen to reporter's questions as they officially unveiled during a press conference in Hong Kong, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Wong's new political party plans to field candidates in an upcoming election, marking the next step in the pro-democracy movement's evolution in the southern Chinese city. Wong and several other young activists who led pro-democracy protests that gripped Hong Kong for 79 days in late 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong, center, and members of their new political party Demosisto listen to reporter's questions as they officially unveiled during a press conference in Hong Kong, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Wong's new political party plans to field candidates in an upcoming election, marking the next step in the pro-democracy movement's evolution in the southern Chinese city. Wong and several other young activists who led pro-democracy protests that gripped Hong Kong for 79 days in late 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong's new political party plans to field candidates in an upcoming election, marking the next step in the pro-democracy movement's evolution in the southern Chinese city.

Wong and several other young activists who led pro-democracy protests that gripped Hong Kong for 79 days in late 2014 officially unveiled their new party, called Demosisto, on Sunday evening.

Wong is the group's secretary-general, although at 19 years old he is two years too young to run for a seat in citywide elections for the Legislative Council set for September.

Three other members of the group are considering contesting seats in the upcoming vote, which will pit pro-Beijing parties against pro-democracy groups.