Hunger strike at Legco building
A 66-year-old man dissatisfied by judicial rulings over business dealings in Shenzhen launched a hunger strike outside the Legislative Council building yesterday. Sit Po-yen said he was contracted to run a food factory in Baoan, Shenzhen, in 1998, but when business improved, a state-owned factory terminated his contract. He has fought a six-year legal battle and once staged a 100-day sit-in outside a Shenzhen court.
Car passengers attack police
Two police officers were hurt when they were attacked by the occupants of a car after they asked the driver to take a breath test. The officers saw the car being driven erratically in Yuen Long at 3.30am, but the driver refused to submit to a test, and one of the four passengers pushed an officer to the ground. Two officers ended up needing hospital treatment. The driver and two passengers were arrested and two others fled. The driver failed the test.
Worker held over fallen panel
A 48-year-old renovation worker was arrested last night after a glass panel fell from the 13th floor of a building in Central, injuring a woman. Police said a Filipino woman, aged 36, was wounded by glass fragments from the panel that fell onto Connaught Road Central. She was sent to Queen Mary Hospital with injuries to her right hand. The investigation is continuing.
Hit-and-run driver surrenders
A hit-and-run driver who smashed into a motorcycle on Clear Water Bay Road, Tai Po, surrendered to police two hours later and was arrested for drink driving after failing a breath test. The motorcyclist was being treated in hospital for his injuries.