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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    As it happened: Police estimate more than 110,000 marchers attended anti-Occupy Central rally

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:37pm

    ... This time it's the turn of the anti-Occupy Central movement.  Police said that 111,800 marchers left the starting point in Victoria Park, larger than their estimate of 98,600 for the July ... developments at scmp.com Watch: Pro-government marchers explain why they joined anti-Occupy Central rally 6.34pm:  That concludes our live blog on today's anti-Occupy Central march. Organisers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575403/live-anti-occupy-central-march-due-kick-amid-controversy
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Older crowd turns out for anti-Occupy Central signature campaign

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Joyce Ng

    ... divide between those who signed up to oppose Occupy Central yesterday and those who voted in last month's unofficial referendum by the pro-democracy movement. Grey hair predominated as the Alliance for Peace and Democracy kicked off its signature drive calling for the achievement of universal suffrage by 2017 in a "peaceful and non-violent manner" without occupying Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556701/older-crowd-turns-out-anti-occupy-central-signature-campaign
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... 'may hurt city's finance centre status' Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as a financial centre could be shattered if the Occupy Central protests spiral out of control, ... you would do the same," Yam said. The anti-Occupy Central group, Alliance for Peace and Democracy, said yesterday it had collected about 380,000 signatures in the past two days against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556936/occupy-central-may-hurt-beijings-confidence-hong-kong-financial
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupy Central activists must consider price to pay for raising stakes

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:17pm by TIM COLLARD

    ... of universal suffrage in Hong Kong in 2017 have come to a head rather sooner than most expected. Was it wise for Occupy Central and its allies to raise the stakes so high so early? We are now awaiting ... to be formally ruled out; but they are assuming the worst. Indeed, they are right to assume the worst, as it is hardly conceivable that the NPC will leave any room for doubt as to the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1557149/occupy-central-activists-must-consider-price-pay-raising-stakes
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy movement to blame for polarisation in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 02:16pm by EVAN FOWLER

    ... the journalists present to "well, go write about it". The petition claims to represent the "silent majority" of people who don't support Occupy Central, or "Occupy Central ... Central? These simple questions reinforce political ignorance. Chow spoke of people being threatened by "what Occupy Central really represents". But the position of the alliance is itself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576812/anti-occupy-movement-blame-polarisation-hong-kong
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Towngas backs down after asking staff to sign anti-Occupy Central petition

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Towngas backs down over anti-Occupy petition Towngas did a rapid U-turn yesterday on collecting staff signatures against the Occupy Central civil ... 800,000 signatures to outnumber the 787,000 people who voted in Occupy Central's unofficial referendum on electoral reform last month. Some mainland-owned firms and pro-Beijing groups have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555515/towngas-backs-down-after-asking-staff-sign-anti-occupy-central
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anti-Occupy march organisers pledge to investigate ‘cash for taking part’ claims

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 07:16pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung and Teddy Ng

    ... Jeffie Lam, Tony Cheung and Teddy Ng in Beijing Organisers of Sunday's protest against Occupy Central promise to investigate reports that some participants were hired to show up Spotlight on claims marchers were paid Organisers of Sunday's march against Occupy Central say they will investigate complaints that people were paid to take part in the protest. Media reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576152/anti-occupy-central-alliance-pledge-investigate-cash-handout-reports
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    March against Occupy had a mainland flavour

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... "Welcome, our friends from Zhangzhou; thanks for making it to the end, our Shaanxi comrades!" This was how organisers of a march against the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement yesterday ... to answer", was the typical response. Nevertheless, there were plenty of furious Hongkongers- mainly the elderly- who blasted Occupy Central for "destroying Hong Kong", despite its pledge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575709/march-against-occupy-had-mainland-flavour
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy march as much a product of political dysfunction as pro-democracy protests

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 03:06pm by LARRY AU

    ... the vicious cycle of escalation Opposing forces There is much reason to be sceptical of the actual level of support enjoyed by the anti-Occupy Central group, the Alliance for Peace and Democracy. While the group claims that those who signed its petition and those who came out for the protest on Sunday surpassed the numbers who took part in Occupy Central's civil referendum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576031/anti-occupy-march-much-product-political-dysfunction-pro-democracy-protests
  10. Comment - Letters

    Occupy Central has always said protests must be non-violent

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by LETTERS

    ... Occupy Central has always said protests must be non-violent I refer to Elsie Tu's letter (" Delighted to hear silent majority ", July 31). I assume she is talking about the Occupy Central movement when she refers to "anti-China groups" and it disappoints me that she has failed to see its noble goals. In a truly free and democratic society, contrasting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1570881/occupy-central-has-always-said-protests-must-be-non-violent

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