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  1. New Year protest planned

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Organisers of the 500,000-strong July 1 march will attempt to stage another large-scale protest on January 1, calling for democracy, social and economic improvements. Rose Wu, convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front l, said the coalition had decided to organise another march, with the theme of 'returning political power to people and improving livelihoods'. The front ...

  2. Police chief warns protesters hoping to besiege Legco

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... of a planned protest against the national security bill outside the Legco building next Wednesday, stressing it would be unlawful for anyone to disrupt proceedings of the legislature. 'It ... will consider all reasonable notices of protest. If they are reasonable, we will not object. But if it's about unlawful activities, we will have to consider it seriously.' He was speaking ...

  3. 100 police scuffle with anti-Tung protesters

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... The chief executive's latest meet-the-people event descends into chaos as activists block the road More than 100 police scuffled with a group of protesters shortly before Hong Kong's chief executive was due to meet 200 district councillors and committee leaders yesterday. The clash happened just after 4pm when about 20 protesters from the Anti-Tung Solidarity ...

  4. New offer to halt case against protest trio

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... The Hong Kong government has made a new offer to halt a controversial civil lawsuit against three protesters. There was an outcry last month over reports that the administration had offered to halt its court action against the three demonstrators if they promised not to protest inside Immigration Tower and pay $10,000 each in legal costs. The Department of Justice last night ...

  5. Four groups planning protests at Legco

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... while the latter two are against it. It remains uncertain if the protest planned by the Civil Human Rights Front, which led the July 1 march, will go ahead as police have yet to approve its ... the enactment of the bill after discussing the issue with the central government. Despite this development, the pro-democracy camp said Wednesday's protest would go ahead as scheduled. Chan ...

  6. The protest goes to Legco's doorstep

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... in the second mass protest against embattled Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa in less than a fortnight. Protesters shouted 'Tung Chee-hwa step down! Tung Chee-hwa step down!'' ... than 30,000 people gathered for the occasion. The outpouring of discontent followed the historic 500,000-strong protest on July 1, the biggest seen in Hong Kong since the lead-up ...

  7. Tung poised to respond to people's protest

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan, Klaudia Lee

    ... Breakfast Group member reconsiders his 'yes' vote in the wake of Tuesday's march The chief executive is expected to respond today to the demands of the 500,000 protesters ... sought ways to resolve the biggest political crisis Hong Kong has seen since the handover. The depth of concern over the mass protest became evident last night as Breakfast Group legislator ...

  8. Tung holds crisis talks in wake of mass protest

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... to this week's 500,000-strong protest against the proposed national security law. The meeting came as 22 pro-democracy lawmakers issued a joint statement demanding Tung Chee-hwa shelve the legislation ... democracy are not accepted. Executive Councillor and Liberal Party leader James Tien Pei-chun, who discussed the mass protest with Mr Tung yesterday, said he was very concerned about the views ...

  9. Protest organisers demand talks with Tung

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... by universal suffrage. If the government failed to listen to the voice of the people again, he said, they would not rule out the possibility of another protest. Hundreds of thousands of people joined ...

  10. Protesters chip in $730,000 for the cause

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... The half a million people who turned out for the historic July 1 demonstration raised $500,000 - or $1 a head - for the campaign against Article 23 legislation and the fight for democracy, organisers revealed last night. A further $230,000 - $4.60 a head ...




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