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Protesters Build their Own Mound of Trash Outside Hong Kong Government Headquarters

Some 40 people built a small waste mound outside the government headquarters on Monday to protest the lack of law enforcement against illegal dumping in rural areas, warning that the movement would be escalated if no action was taken.

At the centre of the controversy is a massive illegal waste “hill” reported earlier this month in Tin Shui Wai. The four-storey mound is thought to be potentially unstable, and is seen as dangerous by residents.

Protesters, including lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan, Land Justice League founder Chu Hoi-dick, district councillor Paul Zimmerman and affected residents, created an approximately 0.8-metre pile with waste from dumping sites across the New Territories, including Tin Shui Wai, Tai Po, Sai Kung and Lantau.

Continue reading at the South China Morning Post

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