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Demonstrators protest outside Government House to dump waste for Lantau conservation

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Demonstrators protested outside Government House on Sunday (February 4) by dumping waste in opposition to the ongoing landfill and wetland destruction in South Lantau.

24 protestors from the Save Lantau Alliance brought construction waste that had been dumped in the Pui O and Shui Hau wetlands and poured it onto the ground at Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s residence gate.

The rally of demonstrators marched from Central Ferry Pier to Government House carrying two trolleys filled with waste from South Lantau sites, as well as photos of the current environmental situation in South Lantau and a banner with words ‘Carrie Lam – Do as you promised’ and ‘Conserve South Lantau.’

Sustainable development and conservation of Lantau are part of the current Chief Executive’s policies.

South Lantau dumping

Lantau News quoted Legco member Eddie Chu as saying, “We will come back if the government does not take the right actions to deal with this dumping issue. This is only the first action. There will be actions following if the government ignores us. We will not allow this to happen in South Lantau. We are not going to allow it to happen anywhere in rural Hong Kong.”

According to Chu, head of the Save Lantau Alliance, police have warned him that he could be fined for the demonstration action.

Images: Lantau News

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