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  1. How a peaceful protest turned into a bloody ethnic vendetta

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters What turned a seemingly peaceful protest in the centre of Urumqi into a violent ethnic vendetta is unclear. But what is clear is that most of the victims were innocent men, ... them and captured many of them. ' Another witness quoted by the radio said the protest began peacefully but became violent after police fired on the crowd. Protesters began attacking cars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686039/how-peaceful-protest-turned-bloody-ethnic-vendetta
  2. Fan of famous street graffiti spoils it in protest Fan of famous street graffiti spoils it in radical protest

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... More examples of the city's most famous street calligraphy have disappeared. One has been painted over and another removed. But this time it was not the government that did this to the graffiti of the late 'King of Kowloon'; it was one of h ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700134/fan-famous-street-graffiti-spoils-it-protest-fan-famous-street-graffiti-spoils-it
  3. Africans protest in Guangzhou after Nigerian feared killed fleeing visa check

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Ivan Zhai

    ... an unprecedented protest by up to 200 angry Africans, who surrounded a police station. The protesters carried Emmanul Egisimba to Kuangquan police station to demand an explanation. Witnesses said ... was taken to a nearby hospital by members of the crowd, the protesters blocked the entrance to the police station and stopped traffic on Guangyuan Xi Road. Most of the protesters were Nigerians. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686919/africans-protest-guangzhou-after-nigerian-feared-killed-fleeing-visa-check
  4. Removal of protester at torch relay justified

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Police were justified in removing a protester who waved the Tibetan flag during the Olympic torch relay in Hong Kong last year even though the demonstration was lawful ... of threatening behaviour by Beijing-loyal protesters, who outnumbered the pro-Tibet activists. Mr Justice Cheung, sitting in the Court of First Instance, rejected Ms Chan's application ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690406/removal-protester-torch-relay-justified
  5. Police move in after body found in bushes

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Choi Chi-yuk and Will Clem in Urumqi The massive security in Urumqi yesterday failed to ensure absolute safety in the city. Separate sources confirmed that the body of one Han Chinese had been found yesterday morning in a residential community close to th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686350/police-move-after-body-found-bushes
  6. Xinjiang unrest was planned, says state media

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... protest, Xinhua compiled a list of what it said was hard evidence that the July 5 riots were premeditated. The lengthy article by the official news agency was also carried by yesterday's ... protest over the death of two Uygurs in ethnic clashes at a Guangdong factory. Things turned sour when police began a violent crackdown on the protesters, mostly university students. The Xinhua ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687322/xinjiang-unrest-was-planned-says-state-media
  7. Urumqi bans public gatherings ahead of mourning for victims

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... , two mainly Uygur cities 1,500km from Urumqi. He said the riots were well planned. Some protesters had started to gather in People's Square at 6.30pm to draw attention, while others started smashing and looting on major roads and at a famous tourist attraction, the Grand Bazaar, half an hour later. Han took to the streets on Tuesday to protest at the government's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686615/urumqi-bans-public-gatherings-ahead-mourning-victims
  8. Force denies protesters were ordered to strip

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Lawmakers and civil activists were shocked when a police spokesman denied yesterday that officers had told Wedding Card Street protesters to remove their underwear, ... commissioner of police, told lawmakers the results of internal police investigations into the controversy stemming from an October 2007 protest against the demolition of Wedding Card, or Lee Tung, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678404/force-denies-protesters-were-ordered-strip
  9. Petitioners should be able to resort to the courts

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exists in principle: nowadays protest is a right stipulated by the constitution. But protests are allowed only with official permission - a rare event. Petitioners are not only refused permission ... of speech, independent media and authorities' respect for the right to protest. They are taking advantage of relaxed entry-visa rules to join 'petition tours', and staging protests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678984/petitioners-should-be-able-resort-courts
  10. Riots on rise as cadres at fault, magazine says

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... become more violent. Since the ethnic clashes in Xinjiang in July alone, there have been at least two cases of steel workers protesting against the privatisation of their firms, and two cases of villagers storming chemical and oil plants protesting against lead poisoning and contamination of their drinking water. Thousands of protesters were involved in each case, with the workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691830/riots-rise-cadres-fault-magazine-says

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