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Trio in June 4 shirts for Tsang photo

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 22 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 22 October, 2011, 12:00am


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Three lawmakers wore June 4 T-shirts yesterday when they posed with the chief executive for the first group photo session in the new Legislative Council building

Cyd Ho Sau-lan, of Civic Act-up, Lee Cheuk-yan, of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions and Leung Yiu-chung, of the Neighbourhood and Worker's Service Centre, donned shirts with a logo marking the 22nd anniversary of the June 4 crackdown to attend a lunch with Donald Tsang Yam-kuen at the new complex in Admiralty.

The pan-democrats then joined the group picture with the chief executive in the lobby.

Ho said: 'It might be the last time the chief executive takes a group photo with us at the new complex. I want to leave a historical record by wearing the T-shirt.'

She said she wanted to let Tsang know that people would continue to strive for the vindication of those who died in and around Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.

Lee tried to give a T-shirt to Tsang during the lunch, but Tsang declined to accept. 'Thanks, but no, thanks,' Lee recalled Tsang as saying.

It was the first lunch to be held in the new complex and most of the 60 lawmakers attended, though radical pan-democrats Wong Yuk-man and 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung were absent. Tsang also joined a tour of the facilities in the complex, which include a children's education centre, the Legco library and the public gallery in the chamber.

At one point he stumbled and almost fell down the steps as he was leaving the gallery, but he said the new complex was much better than the old building in Central.

Meanwhile, several labourers working on construction of the adjacent government headquarters staged a protest at the Legco building when Tsang attended the lunch. They complained that their contractor owed them more than HK$200,000 in wages and mandatory provident fund payments. They failed in their attempt to hand a petition to Tsang.