CAMPAIGNERS for pensioners' rights who disrupted the Governor's address during a Legco session said yesterday they would do so again if necessary. They made their defiant statement after appearing at Western Court in connection with the incident. Iris Lau Kwok-wai, of the Coalition for Old Age Retirement Protection, said they regretted the Government had wasted time and money summoning her and seven others. 'We urge the Government to direct resources to promote a perfect retirement protection scheme,' said Ms Lau. The eight allegedly ignored the former Legco president John Swaine's request to remove a banner reading 'Old age pension, put it in action' during the Governor's question and answer session on April 27. A scuffle broke out and Mr Patten had to stop the monthly session. Yesterday they agreed to be bound over. Outside court, Ms Lau said they denied any wrongdoing but wanted to avoid a long legal battle. She did not rule out repeating the action. 'The incident shows the Government is not willing to turn an ear to the public,' said Ms Lau. She said they went to Legco only after both the Governor and the then Secretary for Education and Manpower, Michael Leung Man-kin, had declined to discuss with them the abandonment of the controversial old age pension scheme. Magistrate Polly Lo ordered the eight to be bound over for $2,500 each in the next 12 months after prosecutor Jody Fu agreed to withdraw the summonses. The eight were Lau, 23, Wong Lim-ho, 25, Mak Tak-ching, 23, So Chiu-kwong, 26, Li Man-yeung, 28, Chan Kwok-hing, 22, Chan Wai-chu, 31, and Chou Chi-hoi, 25.