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  1. Scuffles as anti-Japanese protesters take to streets

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Scuffles broke out as police tried to stop protesters from damaging Japanese shops in the city of Mianyang in Sichuan, residents said yesterday. A large protest was held ... residents contacted by the South China Morning Post said more than 1,000 protesters took to the streets of Mianyang, damaging the windows of Japanese shops and restaurants. The China News Agency ...

  2. Protesters smell a rat as protest ship held for rodent inspection

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... participating in mainland protests so the department had agreed to postpone the inspection till Friday. 'Sometimes we see rats on our ship, but over the years we have never had any ...

  3. Peaceful protests more effective

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The demonstrations in Thailand are becoming more fierce and bloody. In March, red-shirted protesters splashed their blood on the wall of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's residential compound. I think this kind of anti-government protest is silly. The blood could have been used to save people's lives. By donating their blood, there is no doubt the 'red shirts' ...

  4. Tibetans beaten during angry protests

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Tibetan villagers clashed with armed police in a Tibetan-populated town in Gansu at the weekend during a protest over pollution problems generated by a nearby cement factory. ... protest organisers were arrested. 'The Tibetans were very angry, they were not happy that the factory has produced pollution,' she said. The International Campaign for Tibet said ...

  5. Freedom of expression under threat, journalists' group says

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... the arrests and prosecutions of protesters, and scuffles between police and demonstrators. Among the latest controversies are the government's handling of protests over the police seizure ... it could be the government was pushing the protesters to the radical side. 'If the government did not see protesters as troublesome and tried to ignore their voices, why would the activists ...

  6. 40 hurt as Macau labour rally turns ugly

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu At least 41 people were injured when protesters and riot police clashed yesterday in the most violent Macau rally since 2007. Water cannon and pepper spray was used against workers who charged at a police cordon in a protest against illegal labour and runaway house prices. Thirty-two police officers, four protesters, two journalists and three passers-by were injured ...

  7. Police vow closer ties with protesters

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police would talk more to young protesters to better understand their views and ensure that demonstrations were staged lawfully, the police chief said yesterday. Police Commissioner Tang King-shing said: 'One important aspect is we want to enhance our communication with them [young protesters]. Start a dialogue with them to get a better understanding ...

  8. Heavy police presence 'can provoke' conflict

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Excessively heavy police deployment at civic protests runs the risk of provoking conflict with peaceful demonstrators, a rights group warned. At a press conference yesterday, ... office and protests against the planned high-speed rail link with the mainland. Group organiser Wong Ho-yin criticised a 'heavy and inappropriate' deployment of 1,000 officers ...

  9. Police defend use of pepper spray

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan The police chief yesterday defended officers who used pepper spray recently during a clash with protesters outside the Legislative Council, saying it was used in accordance ... for not respecting people's rights. They said police should not have used violence. One caller said: 'Do the police have guidelines for the use of pepper spray? The protesters did not attack ...

  10. Sentiments suggest a change of name

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The police force's in-house magazine, Offbeat, has been flooded with letters of congratulation about what a superb job the police did containing the post-'80s protesters outside Legco. The rally against the proposed express rail link to Guangzhou has been described by some letter writers as 'violent' and the protesters as 'villains'. ...




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