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  1. Unrest hits Hunan and Sichuan

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... a protest on Thursday last week over the beating of a student by a city management staffer. The protest later turned violent and the provincial government sent 150 police to disperse protesters ...

  2. A tradition of French rebellion

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... was closed. As if we didn't know already, no one does revolt like the French. Why are they so good at it? The main reason the French protest is that on the whole, it works. Ever since 1789- ... the critics into a protest frenzy- preferably the highly organised student and labour unions- and hey presto, the politicians will back down. Wasn't the last big demonstration back in 1968? ...

  3. Trampled in the rush for riches

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... and western cities where despair has recently found expression through mass protests. When you see jobless youths hurling firebombs on television because they believe they have no future, and then you ... more illusory. The May Day protests that saw tens of thousands of people spill onto the streets of Jakarta and other cities were largely peaceful, but they mirrored the anguish of the Paris ...

  4. Neil Young

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... the conceptual Greendale proved itself a damning indictment of modern America, Living with War names names and pulls no punches. This self-released protest record- available on Young's website ...

  5. Looking for a level playing field

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... While Iran's national side does battle at the World Cup in Germany, their female counterparts are taking giant strides at home to break down cultural and religious barriers, writes Steven Knipp If non-sports lovers think the European game of soccer i ...

  6. Crackdown follows riot in Hunan

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Public assemblies and protests have been banned by officials in Xiangyin county, Hunan province, after hundreds of villagers rioted last month. The orders- issued by the local court, prosecutors and police- also targeted 'villagers who spread rumours' and offered rewards of up to 5,000 yuan to anyone who turned in 'suspected criminals'. Villagers ...

  7. Shanwei villagers seethe at ill-treatment in land grab

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan On the surface, peace seems to have returned to the sleepy fishing village of Dongzhou, where police killed at least three protesters and injured scores more late last year. ... palpable. Villagers have not forgotten the events of December 6, or forgiven the police who fired on protesters voicing their opposition to a government land grab to clear the way for a coal-fired ...

  8. Villagers forced to sign 'hush form' over shootings

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Bereaved families in the Guangdong city of Shanwei, where police killed at least three people when they opened fire on villagers last year, have been forced to sign a statement promising not to talk to 'outsiders' about the conflict, a victim's relative said yesterday. Police fired on protesters in Dongzhou village on December 6 as they voiced opposition ...

  9. Mass protest over ban on motorised tricycles

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... protesters said. Police sent 400 officers to the scene of the rally, held on Monday, and took away at least four representatives, a protester surnamed Gui said yesterday. 'We have more than ... of their representatives were released yesterday. 'We will continue our protest until the related authorities solve our problem,' he said. Some of those involved in Monday's demonstration carried ...

  10. Protesters target rising bank charges

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Vivienne Chow

    ... A group of small depositors protest outside the Association of Banks in Central yesterday against banks imposing new charges. The 20 protesters, most of them middle-aged and led by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said banks were discriminating against low-income earners and the poor by hitting them with the charges. On Monday Wing Hang, Dah ...




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