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  1. Protests fall, but average remains at three a day

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Hong Kong had 23 per cent fewer protest assemblies and marches last year than in 2003, according to police figures. But there was still an average of three protests ... seen public discontent in the form of protests as a symptom of economic problems rather than the desire for change in policies or for democratic reform. But a University of Hong Kong professor ...

  2. Activists stage third WTO protest in a week

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... in the Hong Kong government's trade negotiations. The third protest in a week by Global Network - a coalition of trade unions, non-governmental organisations, religious and student groups ... Protesters yesterday marched from Chater Gardens to the government headquarters, demanding the government clearly state its stance on each of the items on the meeting's agenda. 'We demand ...

  3. War protesters give premier the stamp of disapproval

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... British Prime Minister Tony Blair got no respite from anti-war activists during his short stay in Hong Kong, with several local groups staging protests. About 40 demonstrators from eight non-governmental organisations gathered outside the British consulate chanting slogans and bearing placards saying Mr Blair was not welcome in Hong Kong. The protest, organised by the No War Coalition Hong ...

  4. Tung turns on the charm and impresses young protesters

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... three children who had been waiting outside the Central Government Offices to protest. Before he arrived, the youngsters, who were with Sze Lai-shan of the Society for Community Organisation ... headquarters at about 9am yesterday, Mr Tung spoke to every one of the dozen or so protesters - representatives of public housing tenants seeking rent reductions, Chinese medicine practitioners, ...

  5. Gays storm church in anti-Vatican protest

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Sunday Mass disrupted with calls for Bishop Zen to back marriage rights A group of gay and lesbian activists disrupted a Sunday Mass to protest against the Catholic Church's stance on gay marriages. The eight protesters forced their way on to the altar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Caine Road and struggled with church officials, criticising Bishop Joseph ...

  6. Catholic leader seeks apology over protest

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... for an apology from gay rights activists who burst into morning Mass at a Caine Road cathedral on Sunday. Fellow gay rights campaigners also distanced themselves from the actions of the eight protesters ... are threatened by such action and we need some assurances from the police.' The eight gay and lesbian activists from Rainbow Action were protesting against an article on the front page ...

  7. Persecuted homosexual ashamed of protest

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... are gay and have Aids'. But despite his negative experience with the church, he was ashamed and angered by the actions of the Rainbow Action protesters a week ago at a Sunday Mass. 'We ...

  8. Police approve cartoon protest by HK Muslims

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Police have given the go-ahead for a protest march by the local Muslim community over publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in Europe, organisers said yesterday. The cartoons have sparked violence worldwide, but the organisers of the Hong Kong march have pledged to hold a peaceful protest. Up to 3,000 people are expected to join the march from ...

  9. Police veto Nathan Road protest by Muslims

    Posted Feb 10th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... with the group before it submits a formal application. Syed Asim, from the non-governmental organisation the International Human Rights Forum, said there was no other route available for the protest ... and tell them this is really the best way. There is anger out there that they have refused this protest route because we have a basic right to assembly.' Divisions have emerged in Hong ...

  10. Legal official defends decision to charge Korean protesters

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Director of Public Prosecutions Grenville Cross SC yesterday defended the government's decision to press charges against the Korean WTO protesters, the last of whom was acquitted last week. Charges were pressed against 14 Korean protesters for taking part in the anti-globalisation rally on December 17, out of the more than 1,000 initially detained. Charges against ...




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