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League of Social Democrats

Filibuster brings opportunity to think outside box

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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