Eight arrested after digging up dirt

Eight activists including a lawmaker were released last night despite refusing to pay bail, after being held for nine hours for trying to collect bags of soil and rubbish from what they said is an illegal and dangerous soil dump in Tin Shui Wai. Six were arrested for suspected theft while the Labour Party's Lee Cheuk-yan was held for disorderly conduct and Lantau Concern Group's Tse Sai-kit was detained for failing to produce an identity document。