'Long Hair' makes a real splash at protest

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 July, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 July, 2009, 12:00am

If you happen to be visiting the Central Government Offices, avoid sitting anywhere near the entrance to the main building.

The site was turned into a public toilet by more than a dozen hardcore protesters from the July 1 march, led by legislator 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung.

You might also want to keep away from several large trees nearby, which had been similarly used by the marching ladies after turning their protest banners into makeshift screens.

Some witnesses believe their action might have been what triggered the police to forcibly move dozens of marchers who camped outside the CGO well into the wee hours - or should it be the wee-wee hours?

According to Mr Leung, fellow protesters had politely requested access to proper toilet facilities, but police refused. When one of them threatened to answer the call of nature there and then, an officer threatened to arrest him.

At that point, our maverick lawmaker unzipped himself as an act of protest, and was quickly followed by the others. Mr Leung said at the time they were only trying to help water the plants in an ecological manner.

A police spokeswoman said yesterday officers were investigating the matter, but no arrests have been made.