League of Social Democrats

Filibuster brings opportunity to think outside box

Some legislators displayed anti-filibuster banners during Legco meetings. Photo: Felix Wong

The Chinese equivalent of "filibuster" is Libo, meaning "stretching the cloth". This translation gives an image of fluff and flannel, not exactly the stuff of gravitas.

Friday, 17 May, 2013, 3:11am

Rowdy protesters against CY Leung may face prosecution

Members of the League of Social Democrats and Federation of Students surround Leung Chun-ying's car in Tseung Kwan O. Photo: Dickson Lee

Scores of protesters may face criminal prosecution after they tried to block Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's car from leaving a school in Tseung Kwan O yesterday, police have warned.

17 May 2013 - 6:51am 8 comments

Police to arrest League of Social Democrats members over April rally

Avery Ng Man-yuen. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Police are expected to arrest the deputy head of the League of Social Democrats along with a few other people for illegal assembly over a protest last year.

2 Feb 2013 - 5:02am

League of Social Democrats' Avery Ng arrested for July 1 antics

Avery Ng Man-yuen, Vice chairman of League of Social Democrats (LSD). Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The vice-chairman of the League of Social Democrats was arrested yesterday for throwing his T-shirt off a footbridge to catch the attention of President Hu Jintao during his visit on July 1.

23 Dec 2012 - 4:55am 1 comment

'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung offers to set aside old-age allowance fight

Legislator Leung Kwok-hung. Photo: Felix Wong

Lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung, who has been filibustering to block the proposed old-age living allowance, says he wants to set aside discussion of the issue to allow other funding requests to move forward.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:59am

Activists allowed to appeal protest verdicts

Activists Chow Nok-hang (left) and Wong Hin-wai. Photo: David Wong

The city’s top court on Tuesday gave two activists from the League of Social Democrats leave to appeal their convictions for disorderly behaviour during a rowdy protest in April last year.

27 Nov 2012 - 5:21pm 1 comment

Time pan-democrats draw line in the sand with radicals

There is no political future for this city's pan-democrats do not distance themselves from the radicals.

The best tweet on the US elections goes to Bill Maher, hands down. His "Tea Party has now cost the Republicans 5 senate seats. My next donation is going to them" is a funny and pointed observation about a group of people who are disturbingly absolute in their small-mindedness, and their hatred for authority.

It also sounds vaguely familiar.

12 Nov 2012 - 3:30am 1 comment

Bad boys of Legco are no radicals

Legislator Leung Kwok-hung, aka "Long Hair", with a scroll demanding universal suffrage and retirement protection for all, makes a political statement at the swearing-in ceremony of the Hong Kong Legislative Council October 10, 2012. Photo: AFP

Coughing repeatedly; unfurling a banner of Dr Sun Yat-sen; and shouting a question about whether newly elected Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing was a communist. Were those all the disruptive antics our bad boys of Legco could muster during their swearing-in yesterday? No helium balloons or throwing of bananas? Frankly I am a bit disappointed.

11 Oct 2012 - 10:00am 7 comments

'Long Hair' spared jail sentence, threat of impeachment

Radical lawmaker “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung rolls up a protest sign on Tuesday outside Kwun Tong Court. Photo: Sam Tsang

Radical lawmaker “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung received a relatively lenient sentence – a HK$1,500-fine – for unlawful assembly, in Kwun Tong Court on Tuesday.

A jail sentence of more than one month by Magistrate Don So Man-lung would have opened the possibility of Leung’s impeachment from his recently re-elected seat in the legislature.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

People Power and League of Social Democrats grab votes at double

Support for radical political groups the League of Social Democrats and People Power nearly doubled in the New Territories East constituency over the past few years, while votes for the Democratic Party almost halved.

15 Sep 2012 - 4:04am

Pan-democrats declare narrow victory, as radical candidates gain supporters

"Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung (left) declares victory after winning a seat in Legco. The DAB's Chan Hak-kan is second from right. Photo: AP

Pan-democrats won 27 seats in the Legislative Council election, keeping their crucial veto power in the chamber, vote results released on Monday showed. The camp claimed 18 of 35 seats in the geographical constituencies – one more than the number won by the pro-government camp – and six others in the traditional functional constituencies.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Lawmakers' faces don't ring bells with public

Local politics have dominated the headlines this year, with the Legislative Council playing a central part in public life. But despite lawmakers' high profile, many remain barely recognisable to the public at large, according to a straw poll by the South China Morning Post.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Pair pull out of medical, Kowloon West polls

Two potential candidates made surprise decisions not to stand in September's Legislative Council election just before the nomination period closed yesterday.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:46pm

Ex-People Power activist may take on its founder

A former People Power activist is threatening to split the group's support by running against ex-ally and radical stalwart Wong Yuk-man in September's election.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Rise in popularity for activist lawmaker

People Power's Wong Yuk-man is the only one among the city's 10 best-known lawmakers to see a rise in popularity over the past three months, according to a University of Hong Kong survey.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am