Egg-throwers disrupt CE's forum


Protestors wave colonial flags outside the forum venue. Photo: RTHK
Demonstrators burn images of CY Leung. Photo: RTHK
Police have arrested three protestors after eggs were thrown during a forum held by the Chief Executive, CY Leung, on the government's forthcoming policy address and budget.

The incident happened shortly after Mr Leung began addressing the audience in North Point. One egg struck the Financial Secretary, John Tsang, in the head. He was sitting next to Mr Leung. Witnesses said the Development Secretary, Paul Chan, was hit on the hand.

After the forum, Mr Leung condemned the actions of the egg-throwers.

The police deputy district commander for Eastern, Cecilia Ng, said three men were arrested on suspicion of common assault and disorderly conduct.

The Chief Executive said what happened would not deter the government from holding another forum tomorrow.

Addressing one of the concerns raised by the audience, the Financial Secretary said he understood the problems faced by the middle class, and he would see what measures he could take to help them in his next budget.

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