A marathon Legislative Council meeting is expected next Wednesday as 1,300 amendments have been tabled for a bill to bar by-elections, including more than 1,200 submitted by People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip in a filibuster. A suggestion by House Committee chairwoman Miriam Lau Kin-yee to drop the standard one minute's notice before voting on each amendment was rejected, meaning lawmakers will need at least 22 hours to get through the amendments to the bill, which bars lawmakers who resign mid-term from standing in by-elections for six months. Lau made the proposal as 'some lawmakers feel tormented' by the thousands of one-minute notices. Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Pan Pey-chyou called the filibuster 'violence' towards the council. 'It wastes time ... it is a kind of violence,' Pan said. But pan-democratic lawmakers refused to cancel the procedure, saying it was an established formality. People Power lawmaker Wong Yuk-man, who voted against the cancellation, said he had brought blankets and a toothbrush to the chamber to prepare for a round-the-clock meeting, which he expected would last for a few days. 'I am now liaising with the other pan-democratic lawmakers to make sure we have enough for a quorum at every minute when an amendment is tabled,' he said. 'I have also prepared personal items for ... overnight stays in Legco.'