Democrats ousted from the legislature vowed to return to the council chamber in the early hours of July 1 in protest at the derailing of the elected through-train. Radical action was not on the agenda unless they were prevented from entering the building, said party vice-chairman Yeung Sum, one of the legislators elected for four years in 1995 only to see his term curtailed by China. 'I hope everything will be done peacefully, but if we are not allowed to come back or our entrance is blocked then there will be some kind of civil disobedience,' he said. His colleague Lee Wing-tat said Chief Executive-designate Tung Chee-hwa had told them that the handover was a time for celebration, adding that public rallies would not be for the best. Dozens of street-sleepers were moved from their homes near the venue for the handover ceremony, apparently to smarten-up the area for visiting dignitaries. A cardboard shanty town complete with camp beds, paraffin stoves and tables and chairs was removed from under the Fleming Road flyover, between theconvention centre and Central Plaza in Wan Chai. Former resident Tsang Wing, 58, said he and about 30 other homeless people were told to leave the area by officials. 'Officers from the Social Welfare Department said we should move because there will be a handover ceremony nearby,' he said. Some street-sleepers were happy because they had been waiting for public housing, but Mr Tsang said he preferred living under the flyover to his new Wan Chai bedspace apartment. A confidential report was handed to Mr Tung by his appointed head of housing policy Leung Chun-ying, who indicated that measures to control property speculation might have to be taken, whatever the short-term effects. The Securities and Futures Commission, meanwhile, introduced measures to protect markets over the handover holiday. The moves were prompted by concerns at the growing amount of business handled by small and medium-sized brokerages who often took more speculative risks, sources said. Though mainland patriarch Deng Xiaoping died four months before the return of Hong Kong, his widow and one of his daughters would attend the handover ceremony, Xinhua said. WHAT THEY SAID 'The thing that worries Hong Kong people most is the PLA having special rights in the territory after the handover. They are not used to special rights.' Legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing voicing concern that the mainland army was exempt from border checks. FOR THE RECORD The Hang Seng index stood at 14,307.15.