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  1. Supporters of cabbies in airport protest ask Tsang for leniency

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... including Wong Yat-fung, who helped organise the event but was not prosecuted, said it was unfair for the police to selectively prosecute the 10 drivers when dozens had taken part in the protest ... sat outside Government House in a silent protest starting at midnight, and submitted a petition addressed to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to an official in the morning. Mr Wong, ...

  2. Security chief declines to join Macau protest

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday he would not accompany pan-democrat lawmakers who are planning a trip to Macau on Sunday. The lawmakers have decided to test Macau's immigration policies after several Hong Kong politicians who planned to join a protest opposing its security law were barred from entering the city. Joining the trip would ...

  3. Builders protest for payment of fees

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than 20 building workers protested at the headquarters of Shaw Property in Clear Water Bay yesterday, demanding settlement of what they claimed to be HK$27 million in unpaid construction fees, including HK$2 million in unpaid wages, before the Lunar New Year. But the company disputed the amount claimed, saying it had paid HK$65 million in fees, and that some work ...

  4. Protesters call for tougher action against drink-driving as new laws come into effect

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than 50 black ribbons were strewn across a barricade outside the Central Government Offices yesterday in a protest by a group seeking a life ban for repeat drink-drivers. The group's action came hours before a new set of road safety laws took effect at midnight. Bars and clubs were preparing to put up posters and slogans warning people against drink-driving, ...

  5. Taxi drivers protest again over plan to cut fares for longer trips

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Taxis were grounded for two hours at the airport yesterday when more than 200 airport taxis staged a protest against a plan that would slash fares of long-haul trips by up to 20 per cent. It was the second protest by the Taxi Drivers and Operators Association in three weeks since the Executive Council approved a plan that allows a fare increase of up to HK$5.50 ...

  6. 'Wedding Card Street' protesters face obstruction charges in court

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Twelve protesters who clashed with police last year to stop demolition work on 'Wedding Card Street' in Wan Chai were in court yesterday for obstructing a public place. ... that the defendants of the group Local Action climbed onto a concrete hording at Lee Tung Street on October 5 last year. Other protesters occupied the junction at Lee Tung and Johnston streets, causing ...

  7. Elderly Day protest urges pension plan

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than 100 protesters took to the streets yesterday on the 30th anniversary of Elderly Day, demanding policies to help improve their lives, while community groups and transport operators offered free haircuts, meals and rides to mark the occasion. Early in the morning, more than 100 members of the Joint Alliance for Universal Retirement Protection gathered ...

  8. Slow-drive protest as 300 cabbies push for swift approval of fare rise

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam About 300 taxi drivers will block at least one lane of Garden Road in Central in a slow-drive protest today to press for early approval of a HK$2 increase on the meter. The Taxi Drivers and Operators Association- which organised the protest, the biggest of its kind in recent years- said it had gained police approval and pledged to play by the rules. However, ...

  9. Protesting truck drivers demand more cuts in diesel prices

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than 50 truck drivers protested outside the Central Government Offices yesterday and two oil companies, demanding additional cuts to diesel prices. They want the government to exert pressure on oil companies to adjust their prices in line with dropping rates for crude oil. Crude oil stood at US$112 a barrel yesterday, about a quarter off its peak of US$147 ...

  10. Warning of protests for Japanese warship

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... warned that protests, not applause, might greet the visitors. The 4,650-tonne destroyer left Kure port in western Hiroshima prefecture yesterday and is due to arrive in Zhanjiang on Tuesday. ... protest group in Beijing, said the visit may raise ill feeling among mainlanders. 'Japan has never apologised for its atrocious crimes during the second world war, and its recent sinking ...




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