League of Social Democrats
|Founded||1 October 2006|
|Headquarters||Flat A, 2/F
78 Kimberley Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Democratic Socialism (minority factions)
|National affiliation||Hong Kong Pro-democracy camp|
The League of Social Democrats (Chinese: 社會民主連線) or LSD is a radical pro-democratic political party in Hong Kong. Its declared purpose is to "take a clear-cut stand to defend the interests of the grassroots". It is seen as a social democratic party, and its founding members include 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung and former members of Young Turks faction of the Democratic Party, such as Andrew To and lawmaker Albert Chan. Some media have referred to the League as the "Rising Sun of Young Turks".
Since the participation in the Chief Executive Election of Alan Leong, the League of Social Democrats refused to cooperate with the Democratic Party and the Civic Party. In the Election Committee election, the League of Social Democrats refused to name a candidate as a protest to "small-circle election".
During the March 18 Protest against small-circle election in 2007, while Civic Party vice-chairperson Fernando Cheung was speaking, the Social Democrats shouted and disrupted his talk. Later in a regular pro-democracy lawmakers' meeting in April 2007, Social Democrat Albert Chan left the meeting citing he couldn't stand "irresponsible criticisms" against him.
In late December 2007, the Vice-chairman of the party, Dr Lo Wing-lok, resigned after a controversy over the lack of documentation on the lease of the party headquarters. According to Mr Lo, the premises belonged to an allegedly triad member who claimed to be a merchant.