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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong demonstrators take to streets for second day to protest waste incinerator plans

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 02:19pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Police guard government building in Huizhou as locals keep up protest Residents make last push against rubbish plant Demonstrations against a controversial ... of the county's government building and a public square, as anti-riot police stood monitoring the situation, according to several residents. The protest followed a bigger rally on Saturday, when ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 07:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Fearing air and water pollution, thousands in Luoyang, Guangdong, march and clash with police Protest hits incinerator plan Several thousand people took to the streets in the town of Luoyang in Guangdong yesterday, some clashing with police, to protest against a proposed waste incinerator, participants and witnesses said. The protest in the town in Boluo ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hundreds of academics protest Beijing's 'undemocratic' reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Ernest Kao, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Ernest Kao and Samuel Chan Hundreds of scholars vow to back student boycott in stand against Beijing Academics unite for true democracy Hundreds of academics from more than 20 tertiary institutions across the city have made a united stand against Beijing& ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Unlikely protest leader taking a novel approach

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Unlikely protest leader taking a novel approach When literature lover Alex Chow Yong-kang arrived at the University of Hong Kong to study arts three years ago, he did not imagine himself leading a protest like the overnight sit-in on Chater Road on July 1, or the citywide student strike that will begin in two weeks. Yet his activism in fact stems ...

  5. News - World - CHILE

    Reagan White House, rattled by anti-Pinochet protests, weighed giving dictator asylum

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... discovered in US archives reveal that a mission headed by US army general John Galvin went to the South American country in 1986 to assess the growing street protests and guerilla efforts to upend ... protests continued this week in Chile. Marches, shootings and a mysterious bombing marked the anniversary of Pinochet's overthrow of Chilean president Salvador Allende on 11 September, 1973. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Dance at gay-rights protest was legal

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by JULIE CHU

    ... protest was legal The police were wrong to stop a gay rights group from performing a dance at a Causeway Bay street rally in 2011 on the grounds that the activity did not have a public ... the rights of those seeking to exercise their constitutional right of assembly and protest." In the judgment, Mr Justice Joseph Fok wrote: "The definition of 'public ...

  7. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish government buys anti-riot gear amid protest fears

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 08:37pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Madrid Amnesty calls the purchase of items such as water cannon a worrying development Government buys anti-riot gear amid protest fears The Spanish government is readying itself for an autumn of discontent, spending nearly €1 billion (HK$10 billion) on riot gear for police units as disparate protest groups prepare a string of demonstrations. Since June, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards strike and swim in protest over pay and conditions

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Instead of manning their usual posts, hundreds of lifeguards split into two groups protesting side by side at Tsim Sha Tsui, on land and in the sea. About 100 took a dip in Victoria Harbour, while ... Lawmakers Leung Kwok-hung and Lee Cheuk-yan joined the protest swim. "If further talks yield no results, we believe we will be forced into a longer strike," Lee, a unionist legislator, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students plan one-week school boycott to protest Beijing's election restrictions

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:29pm by JEFFIE LAM, Ernest Kao

    ... Jeffie Lam and Ernest Kao Students hope boycott will teach Beijing a lesson In a move seen as a curtain-raiser to Occupy Central, students from at least 14 universities and colleges yesterday announced they would stage a week-long boycott of classes from ...

  10. News - World - TURKEY

    Builders killed as lift crashes in Turkey, triggering protests over work safety

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Istanbul Hundreds protest over country's lax workplace safety measures after 32-floor fall kills workers Lift deaths prompt Istanbul riots Riot police yesterday fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Istanbul, a day after 10 workers were killed when a lift crashed to the ground from the 32nd storey of a building. Police stepped in when ...




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