11 pro-democracy Legislative Councillors asked to leave during LegCo meeting after causing ruckus

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17th October 2019 – (Hong Kong) Chief Executive, Carrie Lam attended Legislative Council meeting this morning to answer questions on the new Policy Address 2019. As she was entering the chamber, many pan-democracy legislative councillors shouted slogans and held white flowers and offerings to the dead. During question and answer session, many of them continued to lurch forward to cause a commotion.

Roy Kwong, a pro-democracy legislative councillor requested for a minute silence to pay respect to those who sacrificed their lives during the anti-extradition protests

The 1.5-hour Q&A session was suspended twice as a result. Carrie Lam only managed to answer questions posed by 3 pro-Beijing Legislative Councillors which attracted strong criticism from pan-democracy camp. Roy Kwong, a pro-democracy legislative councillor requested for a minute silence to pay respect to those who sacrificed their lives during the anti-extradition protests but it was turned down by President of the Legislative Council, Andrew Leung.

Andrew Leung then demanded the 11 pro-democracy legislative councillors to leave the chamber and suspended the meeting.