HONG KONG: (May 16, 2012) — An elderly woman protests against the filibuster by radical lawmakers on government’s controversial by-election bill outside of Legislative Council (LegCo) Complex. Legislators 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)