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Chaos in Legco as Youngspiration pair barge in

2016-10-26 HKT 11:19
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  • The Youngspiration pair take their seat inside the chamber. Photo: RTHK
    The Youngspiration pair take their seat inside the chamber. Photo: RTHK
Altis Wong reports
A meeting of the Legislative Council was adjourned on Wednesday when chaos erupted after two Youngspiration lawmakers-elect, Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching, forced their way into the chamber and refused to leave.

The council had put up notices in the morning that the pair were banned from entering the chamber.

But Leung and Yau barged into the chamber with pan-democratic lawmakers providing a ring of protection around them, followed by a large number of reporters and photographers that resulted in a bedlam.

The meeting then started after council staff cleared the media from the chamber.

But the council's president, Andrew Leung, immediately told Sixtus Leung and Yau to leave, saying they had no right to attend the meeting.

Many pan-democratic lawmakers then left their seats and protested against Andrew Leung's decision. Others surrounded the duo, in an apparent attempt to protect them from being carried away by security guards.

After about 30 minutes of standoff, Andrew Leung adjourned the meeting.

Speaking to the media afterwards, Andrew Leung said he adjourned the meeting "reluctantly" because order could not be restored within the chamber.

He said he hopes next week's meeting will proceed in an orderly manner.

But Andrew Leung insisted that he would not change his mind about deferring oath-taking by Sixtus Leung and Yau.

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Last updated: 2016-10-26 HKT 16:33