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    4 JUL 2011 列印 E-mail

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    Constitutional Development

    Issue

    • Annual July 1 March

    News Content

    • Over two hundred thousands people turned out on the annual July 1 March last Friday to protest against the government’s controversial bill to scrap Legislative Council by-election.
    • Two groups of protesters – one led by People’s Power and another led by League of Social Democrats – staged sit-ins at Wanchai and Central respectively, jamming the traffic at the heart of the city after the march ended at 9.00 p.m.
    • Legislator Wong Yuk-man, Albert Chan Wai-yip, Leung Kwok-hung, LSD chairman Andrew To and more than two hundred people were taken away by the police. They were later released, some of them were released on bail.

    Questions

    • It is the highest turnout since 2004, when over 500,000 people took to the street, mounting pressure onto the SAR government to shelve the controversial bill.
    • However, the SAR government’s response is disappointing, giving empty cliché to people’s voice.
    • The Police had used unnecessary force to insult the protestors.
    • People have spoken up. The government should scrap its controversial bill.