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Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 18:10

LegCo adjourned as separatist duo refuse to leave

By Willa Wu and Li Yinze

Outside the chamber thousands of protesters from patriotic groups crowded into the area in front of the LegCo complex, waving placards reading “Kick out Leung and Yau”, "Strongly against Hong Kong-independence” and “Hong Kong is part of China”.

On the streets, a dozen taxis, decorated with Chinese flags drove around the LegCo complex revealing their displeasure concerning the actions of the two.

LegCo adjourned as separatist duo refuse to leave
More than 10,000 demonstrators protest against the conduct of two radical separatist lawmakers-elect outside the Legislative Council, Tamar, Oct 26, 2016. (Roy Liu / China Daily)

He Qinqin, 27, who came early on Wednesday morning to protest against the pair, said it was unacceptable that such immature people would go on to become legislators.

Solicitor Horace Cheung Kwok-kwan from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong backed the Legco president's decision to adjourn the session saying, he had no other alternative.

He told China Daily that Yau and Leung’s entry to the LegCo Chamber was against rules that stipulate lawmakers who were yet to take oaths of office were ineligible to participate in LegCo meetings.

LegCo adjourned as separatist duo refuse to leave
More than 10,000 demonstrators protest against the conduct of two radical separatist lawmakers-elect outside the Legislative Council, Tamar, Oct 26, 2016. (Roy Liu / China Daily)

He said lawmakers with unsatisfactory conduct could even be disqualified if two thirds of lawmakers approved it.

Cheung said the LegCo could barely function over the past two weeks.

LegCo adjourned as separatist duo refuse to leave
More than 10,000 demonstrators protest against the conduct of two radical separatist lawmakers-elect outside the Legislative Council, Tamar, Oct 26, 2016. (Roy Liu / China Daily)

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