A group of Democratic Party legislators will join a group of 10 quadriplegic patients in a protest on Monday, during which they will submit a petition to the government demanding better social welfare. The protest, to be held outside the Legislative Council building, follows last month's public campaign by quadriplegic Ah Pun for the right to die. Yeung Tsui-chi, a social worker of the Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association, said the wheelchair-bound participants would fight for subsidies for carers and special medical subsidies for victims. The association is one of the organisers of the petition. She said about 5,000 people in a similar situation to Ah Pun had been silently suffering and were badly in need of care and attention. 'Some of the 5,000 are actually suffering worse than Ah Pun. 'So in the light of Ah Pun's recent publicity, we are taking the opportunity to attract attention to other cases, since, for a long time, these people have been unable to speak out for themselves,' she said. The six legislators behind the petition include the democratic camp's Albert Chan Wai-yip, Law Chi-kwong, Yeung Sum, Wong Sing-chi and Fred Li Wah-ming, as well as financial services functional constituency legislator Henry Wu King-cheong. The association is also demanding to meet Secretary for Health and Welfare Yeoh Eng-kiong to relay the group's submissions and the concern that community support for victims is seriously lacking.