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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democracy protesters arrested during Chater Road sit-in are unconditionally released

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:53pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... is lifted. However, the investigation into the alleged unlawful assembly was ongoing and police retained the right to prosecute the protesters, a spokesman for the force said. The 11 people include ... But the incident indicated it had been unnecessary for police to require bail for the protesters, Ng said. "Police [should] not do it as a matter of routine … as it might affect the [protesters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563465/democracy-protesters-arrested-during-chater-road-sit-are
  2. Comment - Letters

    Idealistic young people putting futures at risk for protest movement

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by LETTERS

    ... Idealistic young people putting futures at risk for protest movement I write as a retired English teacher regarding the sit-in protest in Central on the night of July 1. Where were those ... Things can only get worse if protests turn violent. Over the last 20 years, China has advanced a great deal economically, but is still politically stagnant with emphasis on allegiance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1563708/idealistic-young-people-putting-futures-risk-protest-movement
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Toll protest causes long traffic jam at Singapore-Malaysia border

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... traffic jams disrupted the morning rush-hour at the Malaysia-Singapore border on Friday as Malaysian bus drivers staged a wildcat strike to protest against a sharp increase in toll charges to enter the city state. Singapore’s Land Transport Authority said in an advisory to local motorists early on Friday that heavy traffic was due to a protest “against [an] increase in Malaysian toll ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564149/toll-protest-causes-long-traffic-jam-singapore-malaysia-border
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democracy protesters arrested at Chater Road sit-in will refuse to renew their bail

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:46pm by JOYCE NG AND JESSIE LAU

    ... Joyce Ng and Jessie Lau joyce.ng@scmp.com Protesters in 'Occupy rehearsal' vow to refuse bail Eighteen people arrested during a sit-in on Chater Road on July 2- including ... Party district councillors. The overnight protest, billed as a "rehearsal" for Occupy Central's planned blocking of the business district, followed the July 1 pro-democracy march. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562629/democracy-protesters-arrested-chater-road-sit-will-refuse-renew-their
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anti-Occupy Central campaign plans march in protest of sit-in threat

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by SAMUEL CHAN, NG KANG-CHUNG, BRIAN YAP

    ... businesses affected by any Occupy sit-in could apply for injunction orders against the protesters. The group, which calls itself a lawyers' team in aid of SMEs, cited as a precedent the courts' order in 2012 to end an anti-capitalism protest camp that had occupied the open space under HSBC's headquarters for almost a year. It would advise business owners who felt the need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562116/anti-occupy-central-campaign-plans-march-protest-sit-threat
  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    60 minibus drivers take over Mong Kok street for protest against Occupy Central

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 12:24pm by BRIAN YAP and samuel chan

    ... this morning protested against the planned Occupy Central sit-in, by parking their buses the length of busy Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok. The protest, which lasted a few hours, was organised ... if they are affected by the planned pro-democracy protest in Central – but the group was unclear on the details of the advice when questioned by the Post. Last year there were 1,239 licensed red minibuses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561746/about-60-minibus-drivers-stage-sit-against-planned-occupy-central
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai protests, say tourism will plummet

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, Austin Chiu

    ... Jeffie Lam and Austin Chiu Business chambers liken Occupy to Thai protests The five leading business chambers formed a united front yesterday to oppose Occupy Central, warning that the pro-democracy civil disobedience movement might inflict damage on the city's economy like that caused by the political protests in Thailand. "When the red shirts and yellow shirts were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561449/business-chambers-liken-occupy-central-thai-political-protests
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    The bear-faced cheek of it: Lego protest hits Ani-Com

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:04am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com The bear-faced cheek of it: Lego protest hits Ani-Com Exhibitors from toy company Lego found themselves on thin ice yesterday when a polar bear visited their booth at the Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong in protest at the toymaker's "hypocritical" attitude to conservation. At first glance, Pauline the polar bear may look frighteningly real ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561201/bear-faced-cheek-it-lego-protest-hits-ani-com
  9. News - World

    Police ban protest in Paris against Israel's Gaza offensive

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Police ban protest in Paris against Gaza offensive French police have banned a protest against Israel's Gaza offensive that was due to take place ... in which some protesters shouted anti-Semitic slogans and fought with police. Two of the rallies had been banned but went ahead anyway. Following yesterday's announcement, French Interior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559446/police-ban-protest-paris-against-israels-gaza-offensive
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legco fence is no barrier to people's right to hold protests

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fence no barrier to right to protest Cities, like people, change. That is why a three-metre fence is being built around the east-side entrance to the government's Tamar ... and officials is understandable, legitimate protest in the area must not be curbed. The headquarters were designed with the theme of "door always open, land always green, sky will be blue, people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557723/legco-fence-no-barrier-peoples-right-hold-protests

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