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Police called to Legco after glass thrown towards CY Leung amid pan-democrat walkout

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 July, 2014, 12:06pm
UPDATED : Friday, 04 July, 2014, 7:53am

For the first time since the handover, the Chief Executive's Office called the police into the Legislative Council chamber yesterday.

The move came after independent Wong Yuk-man hurled a glass in the direction of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

Other pan-democrats staged an unprecedented walkout at the start of the meeting.

Watch: CY Leung confronted by protesting legislators at Legco

Questions about the executive branch's respect for the legislature were raised in the afternoon when police entered the building to seek evidence without informing Legco President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing.

Tsang said police should inform the Legco secretariat and commission if they needed to enter, but neither body had been informed.

I don’t have to be polite to a dictatorship
INDEPENDENT WONG YUK-MAN

However, he said he did not think the executive branch was "trampling on the legislature's dignity", instead believing it happened because security guards had let officers in while the commission and the secretariat were meeting.

The drama began in the morning when Leung arrived in the Legco chamber for a question-and-answer session and about 20 pan-democrats marched towards him.

"Genuine universal suffrage without screening. … Listen to the people's voice, 689," the lawmakers called, mocking the number of votes Leung had receive to lead the city from the Election Committee's nearly 1,200 members.

People Power duo Albert Chan Wai-yip and Raymond Chan Chi-chuen then threw paper stars at Leung in a reference to Finance Committee chairman Ng Leung-sing, the final syllable of whose name means star.

Wong then hurled documents and a glass in the direction of the chief executive.

The protesting pan-democrats were then either forced out by security or walked out of the meeting voluntarily.

Wong was later unapologetic about throwing the glass. "I don't have to be polite to a dictatorship," he said.

The antics in the Legco chambers came two days after the annual July 1 protest march and amid a row between lawmakers and Ng over the controversial passage of a funding measure for the development of two new towns last week.

Responding to a lawmaker's question, Leung ruled out stepping down as Hong Kong's chief executive.

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rcua
These lawmakers are becoming law breakers.
kasnicks
Pan Democrats are becoming hysterical and behaving accordingly, as they realise their political future is all but finished. I feel nothing but pity for this bunch of thugs.
5381759a-6c88-46c2-b3cf-52a60a3209cb
This mad dog said he forgot what he threw. How can this coward face his voter?
ckevins
Its very upsetting and degrading to see our law makers are acting like this...this does not represent all of HK.
grosvenor2007
This is what the so-called democracy is about, from leaders of these pro-democracy camps. The truth is, these pro-democracy camps in HK were not preaching democracy, what they are really preaching is anti-China. All you pro-democracy activists out there following those so-called leaders, you've been fooled into becoming their tools in anti-China campaign rather than true democracy.
davidsum
Viewing the whole thing from oversea, it shows the immaturity of the so called" Democracy movement". It blatant obvious HK is going down the wrong road. It a matter of time when some naive hot headed youngster saw these so called "Law maker" as an example and went one step further with some kind of violence behavior.
Dont HK people get it?, if you expect 7.2M people to change the mindset of 1.3Billion, you need time, patience, smartness and above all skill diplomacy. And don't expect you can retain all the old tradition HK, you will lose some, but depends on how much.
As a businessman, I am worry the politics chaos will somehow spread to the economy.
Those silence majority in HK should should speak up. Moan your local councilor, no matter what camp they are on.
grosvenor2007
There is an Anti-Occupy Central movement established as of yesterday, this is the only opportunity for the Silent Majority to speak out. Be prepare to participate on 28 July.
lib_prc

This just shows our HK compatriots are just as barbarian and uncouth as we mainlanders. Not a surprise indeed as neither of us play team sports. This is actually the root evil of all Chinese societies around the world...and throughout history...we then would have no choice but to con each other with a miserably distorted form of "Confucianism"...
5370be65-0528-4406-bf49-350f0a320969
SHOW UP TO BEIJING THAT YOU HONG KONG DON'T LIKE DICTATORSHIP, AND YOU ARE BORN TO HAVE DEMOCRACY JUST LIKE ANY OTHER PART OF THE WORLD.
5381759a-6c88-46c2-b3cf-52a60a3209cb
Which part of the world?

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