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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    LIVE: Tens of thousands brave storms to protest in Hong Kong as National Day begins

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 07:51pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Good morning and welcome to day four of our live Occupy Central coverage. Crowds have been swelling in protest zones across Hong Kong, after a spell of rain and thunder failed to thin their ranks. The protesters, led by students, are demanding that the city's leader CY Leung resign and that genuine democracy be allowed. The Hong Kong chief executive earlier ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    CY Leung digs in as he admits Occupy Central protests could last 'a long time'

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 08:26am by Emily Tsang, Vivienne Chow, Jennifer Ngo, Amy Nip, Ernest Kao

    ... in to protesters' demands that he resign as he admitted he expects the Occupy Central movement to "last for quite a long period of time". Protesters continue to demand the resignation of Leung ... weekly meeting. Leung failed to offer any insight as to how the administration would deal with the protests triggered by Occupy Central and student leaders, such as whether officials could talk ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    ‘I did nothing wrong’, says speeding car driver after narrow miss with protesters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 01:53pm by Lai Ying-kit and Emily Tsang

    ... anything wrong. Protesters scrambled for cover just seconds before a grey Mercedes-Benz, allegedly driven by a 59-year-old man surnamed Cheung, could hit them when it speeded through a section of Argyle Street near the junction with Nathan Road at around 2am. Thousands of protesters had been staging an overnight sit-in at the site, a spillover from the Occupy Central protest. A man who ...

  4. Comment

    Occupy protests are hurting ordinary Hongkongers, too

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 01:06pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang is concerned about the effect of the Occupy protests on ordinary Hongkongers trying to go about their daily lives Disruptive force Former chief secretary Anson Chan ... into the freedom to interrupt and disrupt, it gets tricky. Last week, just before all the Occupy Central protests, I visited my dentist at his new office. For four years, he had worked for a bigger dental ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Riot police pull out but Occupy Central protesters in Hong Kong are unmoved

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Demonstrations continue with streets from Central to Mong Kok occupied as government changes tack following Sunday’s chaotic scenes Riot police pull out but protesters are unmoved The government's decision to withdraw riot police from the streets helped lower tensions but tens of thousands of Occupy Central supporters continued their protest against ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Police adopt softly-softly approach after tear gas fails to move protesters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Gary Cheung, Clifford Lo, Samuel Chan and Ernest Kao

    ... Gary Cheung, Clifford Lo, Samuel Chan and Ernest Kao Force sends in negotiators to appeal to protesters to leave the streets as riot police are withdrawn from flashpoints Police adopt softly-softly approach after tear gas Police deployed a team of 10 negotiators in a softly-softly approach to dispersing pro-democracy protesters, after heavy use of pepper spray and the firing of 87 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central goes global: Solidarity protests planned for dozens of cities worldwide

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 02:03pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Solidarity protests are planned in more than 30 cities around the world this week in support of ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Occupy Central entered its third day in the city on Tuesday, with much of Causeway Bay, Admiralty, Central and Mong Kok paralysed by hordes of peaceful protesters. Police reaction has been considerably ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protesters should be allowed space, but they must act within the law

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Protest, yes, but keep it orderly Protesters have turned Hong Kong's busiest streets to gridlock. Their weekend clashes with police have led to foreign travel alerts, ... have a responsibility to rethink their positions. Nothing is to be gained by apportioning blame. The protesters have legitimate grounds for being unhappy and the government has an obligation ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Police officer expresses surprise at use of tear gas against protesters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Timmy Sung and Alan Yu

    ... Timmy Sung and Alan Yu Officer expresses surprise that tear gas was fired at protesters A policeman on duty at government headquarters in Admiralty on Sunday said he was "a bit ... said he understood protesters' demands, the force needed to enforce the law when there were illegal activities. "If we can't defend the bottom line [the ability to maintain ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Police come to the aid of the protesters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Howard Winn

    ... become a tense situation overnight. However, when they departed they obligingly left about 1,000 mills barriers in Central near the war memorial. These were duly used by the protesters to block roads in and around Central. There are not many big demonstrations where you see protesters going about their business with government-supplied barriers. Meanwhile, the protesters weren't ...




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