HONG KONG: (May 16, 2012) — A security officer tries to calm a supporter of the filibuster by radical lawmakers against the government’s controversial by-election bill as she provokes the opponents of the filibuster outside of Legislative Council (LegCo) Complex. Legislators are inside the complex as they slog through the early stages of an all-night debate inside the chamber.
The People Power submitted 1306 amendments attempting to forbid resigning lawmakers from participating in by-elections.
Two consecutive meetings were adjourned in accordance with the rules of procedures, which require a quorum of 30 members (one half of all members), when most pan-democrats boycotted the meeting. (Justin Chin/www.justinchin.ca)