Thursday, March 5, 2015   

Landfill protest hits Legco meeting
(05-13 11:15)

A Legco subcommittee scrutinising a controversial plan to expand the Tseung Kwan O landfill had to be suspended this morning, after residents from the area disrupted the meeting with a rowdy protest from the conference room's gallery.
The Public Works Subcommittee was voting on dozens of motions moved as part of a filibuster by radical lawmakers.
They want the government to deal with nuisance caused by rubbish trucks and the illegal dumping of construction waste before expanding the landfill.
About 10 residents went down on their knees asking the government and pro-establishment legislators to stop the expansion.
After an hour, the meeting resumed in a separate conference room, with the residents banned from entering the gallery. --RTHK   
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