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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Those crying foul over police tactics should look at how protests are handled overseas

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Claims of police brutality overblown The police's use of tear gas against protesters on Sunday was a tactical failure and public relations disaster. ... In October 2011, Oakland police in the United States fired tear gas and charged through Occupy Oakland protesters, critically injuring, among others, Iraq veteran Scott Olsen with a fractured skull, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1607059/those-crying-foul-over-police-tactics-should-look-how
  2. Comment

    Police must answer for their harsh response to Sunday's protest

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 02:53pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng condemns unreasonable arrest of protesters, excessive use of pepper spray and tear gas, and the inappropriate threat of firearm use Police must answer for their harsh response to Sunday's peaceful protest As a former member of the Independent Police Complaints Council, I have been a staunch supporter of the Hong Kong police force. However, under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1607735/police-must-answer-their-harsh-response-sundays-protest
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The protesters have spoken, but what about the rest of Hong Kong?

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 12:28pm by DAVID LOK

    ... of protesters have taken to the streets to fight for genuine universal suffrage. Tensions peaked on Sunday night after police resorted to the use of tear gas in Admiralty and Central. My heart sank ... I began to question whether the campaign has overreached its intended purpose. The protests have had no effect on Beijing's decision, but instead threaten to weaken the social fabric ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1605311/protesters-have-spoken-what-about-rest-hong-kong
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time for pan-democrats to take leadership of protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Protests need leadership The mood on the streets of Hong Kong this National Day is less about celebration than protest. There are official ceremonies and concerts planned, ... These are circumstances unfamiliar to authorities and those protesting; image, reputation and the business and investment climate rest on avoiding chaos and confrontation. Criticism of the response of riot police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1604976/time-pan-democrats-take-leadership-protests
  5. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Why business should stay out of the protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:54am by Stephen Vines

    ... largely motivated by anti-capitalist sentiment but this does not apply to Hong Kong's Occupy movement. Yet local business leaders seem intent on nudging the protests in precisely ... of damage to business as their main concern. This has been compounded by business organisations queuing up to denounce the protesters and claiming to do so in the name of all businesspeople in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1605268/why-business-should-stay-out-protests
  6. Comment - Letters

    Police and protesters were at fault during clashes in Admiralty

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:07am by LETTERS

    ... Police and protesters were at fault during clashes in Admiralty I am a Form Five student and have observed the wave of civil disobedience in Hong Kong. The presence of so many students ... that such actions are illegal, they were making a tactical error. Trying to break a police cordon and rush into Civic Square is not consistent with a non-violent protest. Such actions are illogical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1604974/police-and-protesters-were-fault-during-clashes-admiralty
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupy protests are hurting ordinary Hongkongers, too

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 01:06pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang is concerned about the effect of the Occupy protests on ordinary Hongkongers trying to go about their daily lives Disruptive force Former chief secretary Anson Chan ... into the freedom to interrupt and disrupt, it gets tricky. Last week, just before all the Occupy Central protests, I visited my dentist at his new office. For four years, he had worked for a bigger dental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1604499/occupy-protests-are-hurting-ordinary-hongkongers-too
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protesters should be allowed space, but they must act within the law

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Protest, yes, but keep it orderly Protesters have turned Hong Kong's busiest streets to gridlock. Their weekend clashes with police have led to foreign travel alerts, ... have a responsibility to rethink their positions. Nothing is to be gained by apportioning blame. The protesters have legitimate grounds for being unhappy and the government has an obligation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1604173/protesters-should-be-allowed-space-they-must-act-within-law
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Police come to the aid of the protesters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Howard Winn

    ... become a tense situation overnight. However, when they departed they obligingly left about 1,000 mills barriers in Central near the war memorial. These were duly used by the protesters to block roads in and around Central. There are not many big demonstrations where you see protesters going about their business with government-supplied barriers. Meanwhile, the protesters weren't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1604114/police-come-aid-protesters
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In the end, democracy protests come to naught

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 01:48pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says the push for democracy isn't a lost cause, but there are better ways to make our voices heard than on the streets Protest route Apathetic was a word ... disapproval, scorned. When the government threatened to cut funding to tertiary institutions and introduce paid tuition, I joined my one and only street protest. Donning sombre clothing and shouting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1603847/end-democracy-protests-come-naught

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