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  1. Protesting parents' placards vandalised

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Police were called to an international school in Kowloon yesterday after 12 protest placards being used by parents calling for the reinstatement of its popular principal were destroyed. About 35 parents of children at the Christian Alliance PC Lau Memorial International School, which has 450 students in Kowloon City, staged a protest on Friday bearing ...

  2. Egg-throwing, but no chickens on streets as trade protests at buyout

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Peter So

    ... a measure to ban the keeping of live poultry overnight at wet market stalls to stem bird flu. Some 100 people took part in the protests against government plans to buy out farmers' licences in return for payments of between HK$680,000 and HK$15 million. Police and agriculture department officials wore protective clothing in anticipation of the protesters releasing live chickens. ...

  3. Fellow protesters complain of 'grandstanding' by Seoul gang

    Posted Dec 16th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Protesters are complaining of being upstaged by South Korean demonstrators, a leading international activist says. Protesters who had not taken part in demonstrations ... was that they ran over the prepared protests of the others,' said Carol Pagaduan-Araullo, global vice-chairwoman for external affairs of the International League of People's Struggle. 'Some ...

  4. Pay protest by foreign maids will go ahead

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez An umbrella group of foreign domestic helpers will go ahead with a protest on March 5 to press the government to raise their monthly pay to $3,670, after a meeting with a government official failed to ease workers' fears. The protest is being held ahead of an announcement by the administration of a pay review for 200,000 domestic helpers in Hong Kong, expected ...

  5. Filipino activists warned they risk jail for any illegal protest

    Posted Dec 10th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Immigration officers who detained three Filipino anti-WTO activists for six hours at Chek Lap Kok airport on Thursday gave the trio a final warning: any illegal protests ... received the notice. The women said they were told to read the two-page guidance and to relay the information to other protesters. Dr Pagaduan-Araullo insisted their temporary detention ...

  6. Protest set for local consulate

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Filipinos in Hong Kong calling for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to be ousted said they would join tomorrow's mass protests in their home country 'in spirit' by holding a rally at the Philippine consulate. The Hong Kong chapter of Outrage (Overseas Unity for Truth and Resignation of Gloria) will lead the protest at 11am at the consulate's ...

  7. 'Rice-bowl' protest

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Chinese medicine workers prepare to break rice bowls outside the Legco building yesterday, to symbolise the threat to their livelihoods implied by their exclusion from a bill allowing registered Chinese medicine practitioners to issue sic ...

  8. Bars protest by asking customers to smoke in the street

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Thirty bars and restaurants in Mongkok will ask their customers to smoke outside their premises in protest at the proposal to ban smoking in indoor public areas and workplaces, including most entertainment venues. The 30-minute protest in Tung Choi Street on Friday will follow Sunday's protest by 500 entertainment venues in nearby Yau Ma Tei, which switched ...

  9. Maids urge bosses to join protest at levy

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Domestic workers are also fighting to have their pay restored to $3,670 a month Hong Kong's 220,000 foreign domestic helpers yesterday issued a challenge to their employers to join them in a mass protest. They want their employers to help pressure the government to scrap a $400 bosses' levy and restore the pay of maids to $3,670 a month. They suffered ...

  10. Rights activists condemn the use of 'excessive' force

    Posted Dec 19th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Norma Connolly, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani, Anita Lam, Mary Ann Benitez and Norma Connolly Human rights groups joined protest organisations yesterday in condemning the police use of force against protesters ... in cells awaiting court appearances today. But the police said they dealt with the protesters in the most humane way possible. The Asian Human Rights Commission demanded the release of all those ...




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