Pan-democrats, pro-establishment groups clash, againLocal | 14 May 2019 11:56 am
Legco plunged into chaos again in the morning today as lawmakers from the opposition and pro-Beijing camps renewed their fight for control of the bills committee on the controversial extradition laws, RTHK reports.
Some pan-dems queued up well ahead of their scheduled meeting at 8:15 am to make sure Democrat James To, whom they had chosen, could chair the meeting.
That was 15 minutes earlier than the meeting recognised by the Beijing loyalists and the Legco secretariat, who claimed Abraham Shek was in charge under the guideline issued by the House Committee.
As some young pro-government lawmakers tried to escort Shek into the conference room, several pan-democrats blocked his way and surrounded him.
Minutes later, he was bundled away by his entourage and the pro-government lawmakers left the conference room. As Shek announced the meeting over, the pan-dems continued with their meeting.