Loud cheers for postponed Legco sessionLocal | 12 Jun 2019 11:44 am
Protesters gathered outside the Legislative Council building erupted in a loud roar today, when they heard the news that the session was postponed.
Legco president Andrew Leung Kwan-yew announced the postponement on a day when despite the presence of 5,000 policemen - including riot squads and those carrying massive tanks filled with tear gas - thousands blocked streets and besieged the Hong Kong Government headquarters cutting off access. They also massed outside the Legislatie Council complex.
The legislators were to take up the second reading debate of the controversial extradition law amendment.
The meeting, which was due to begin at 11:00am today, will be changed to a time to be determined by Leung, the Legco Secretariat said.
The decision was greeted by a roar of approval by tens of thousand of protesters outside Legco.
RTHK reported that the convener of the pro-democracy camp, Claudia Mo Man-ching, said the debate should be called off to pacify the protesters.
“You can see all the anger and the fury as displayed by the young. It's obvious Hong Kong is plunging into chaos,” she said.
“Carrie Lam ... didn't see this coming. This should teach her a lesson and just drop this controversial bill and listen to the people,” Mo said.
“Otherwise how is this going to end? Does she want bloodshed?”