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  1. Violent protesters are sending wrong message to our younger generation

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The debacle of the government consultation forum held at Hong Kong Science Museum on September 1 shocked the public. Many people were angry with the protesters and their disruptive ... the violence in recent demonstrations has escalated. There are fears that these radical protesters could soon become the dominant force in campaigns by activists. For example, more young people ...

  2. Budget protesters escape prosecution

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Lana Lam and Adrian Wan The city's top prosecutor has written to 109 protesters arrested during a rowdy anti-budget demonstration in March, telling them that while ... to demonstrate but it must be peaceful and there should be concern for others. The unprecedented move came as four other protesters- League of Social Democrats chairman Andrew To Kwan-hang, league member ...

  3. YouTube clip of anti-budget protest sparks controversy

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Simpson Cheung, Phyllis Tsang and Tanna Chong Activists are filming confrontations between police and protesters and posting them on the internet in a move that has sparked controversay. After a video clip of a clash at Sunday's anti-budget protest was uploaded to YouTube, Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung yesterday implied the footage may not be authentic. ...

  4. Police banners blamed for mayhem at rallies

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Confusing police banners are to blame for chaos and clashes during recent protests, a watchdog and lawmaker say. With police treatment of protesters under increasing scrutiny, many are questioning the handling of Sunday's anti-budget rally. Some protesters say they were not given enough warning before the police used force to remove them. Activist Chu ...

  5. 'Allies' best kept at the fringes

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... and why they seem not to care about the alienation of public opinion. League members, and others in this ultra-radical camp, argue that their protests reflect growing frustration with the government and impatience over its refusal to listen to public opinion. They also say, with some justification, that police tactics are increasingly curtailing the freedom to protest. This is most ...

  6. Protesters should be praised for innovative ParknShop protest

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am writing in response to the letter from Chong Wing-yan ('Protest did not change anything', May 2), one of many letters scolding those protesting against Li Ka-shing at one of his ubiquitous ParknShop stores. The history of political struggle has consistently involved heated debates about 'the right way to protest', with all concerned judging the relative ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Calm returns to Lufeng after two days of riots

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence subsided in Lufeng yesterday even as angry villagers continued to seethe over a reported government land sale that sparked two days of rioting in the Guangdong city. The riots, which involved anywhere from hundreds to thousands, depending on different accounts, began early Wednesday morning with a protest outside the Wukan party headquarters ...

  9. Everyone in party ready to be arrested, chief says

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com The League of Social Democrats is vowing to stage more demonstrations despite 20 of its members having been arrested during protests in the past eight months. This compares with fewer than five in the first six months of last year. The 20 activists were arrested in seven protests. Four were held twice, and 16 were arrested in the anti-budget protest in March. ...

  10. 'Terror' strikes in Xinjiang leave 14 dead

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The restive western region of Xinjiang was rocked by two separate attacks in its chief Muslim city, Kashgar, in less than 24 hours. They left at least 14 people dead and dozens injured. Hou Hanmin, the regional govern ...




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