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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan declares holiday of protests against film

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistan declares holiday of protest The Pakistani government has declared tomorrow a national holiday in honour of the Muslim prophet Mohammed and called for peaceful protests against a US-made film deemed insulting to Islam. As thousands took to the streets for another day of demonstrations against the Innocence of Muslims film, Information Minister ...

  2. Occupiers should grow up and stop whining

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Chow, Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia Frustrated members of the Occupy movement seem to be escalating the intensity of their protests. A few weeks ago, one protest led to several people being injured, including an elderly woman. Such acts of violence can never be excused. How can these people not be embarrassed by their actions? The protesters claim to come from ...

  3. Bank wants protesters removed

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Austin Chiu Anti-bank protesters have been living in the space beneath HSBC's headquarters since last October. The bank has asked the courts to help it move them on. Yet they still refuse to go. Occupy Central is a sister movement of the worldwide Occupy Wall Street. The OWS protest started in the United States in September last year. People who joined the movement ...

  4. Strong-arm tactics

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by John Millen I wish to protest A protest is an expression of objection to what someone has done, said, or decided. When you feel strongly that something is very wrong, and you want others to know exactly how you feel, you mount a protest. Sometimes lone protesters disrupt sporting events because they know lots of people will be watching. People certainly get plenty ...

  5. We have the right to loud protests

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many people in Hong Kong say rowdy public protests are ineffective and cause danger and disturbance to the public. They say protesters should be polite. That argument has merit. Yet we ... want your voice to be heard, shouting loudly may be the only option. In any event, protests in Hong Kong are rarely violent. Look at Europe. Protesters there burn cars, smash windows, and even ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH ASIA

    Chinese project manager accused of abusing Koran in Kashmir

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... after hundreds of protesters attacked his company offices over the alleged desecration of a Koran, officials said. Lee Ping, administration manager of a Chinese consortium building the Neelum Jhelum Hydropower project, was accused by Pakistani co-workers of throwing the Koran on the ground. "We have taken Ping into protective custody after protests erupted in the company when ...

  7. Police should learn how to handle today's protests

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines Two significant things are happening in Hong Kong. On the one hand, there is a rising tide of street protests and, on the other, there is growing official intolerance of the right to protest. This impression is succinctly confirmed by figures released this week by the police showing that the number of demonstrations last year rose more than 20per cent to 6,878, ...

  8. A duty on both sides in any protest

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The question of whether police have toughened their stance in response to rowdier protests is a matter of public concern. Some view the actions taken by officers to be an unacceptable breach of the right to protest. Others want to see a tough line taken with demonstrators who adopt a confrontational approach. The opposing views underline the need to ensure that the right ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Clashes as church in Indonesia is demolished

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Clashes at demolition of church Indonesian government workers demolished a church in front of its weeping congregation yesterday, as Muslim protesters egged them on and branded ... but not our faith." Police at the Taman Sari Batak Christian Protestant Church in Bekasi city, on the outskirts of Jakarta, dispersed 200 Muslim women who sneaked onto the land chanting Koranic ...

  10. Troubling scenes from the frontlines of a 'revolution'

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michelle Sum Hiu-yan, Heep Yunn School Protesters all over the world have taken to the streets. At times, their demonstrations have turned violent, with clashes between police and protesters. In places like Britain, Greece, Italy and the United States, riots have become commonplace over recent weeks. The protests have spread like wildfire as people with similar grievances have ...




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