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  1. 14 days' jail for protester who tore off police badge

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Maggie Ng and Austin Chiu An activist who tore off a woman police constable's shoulder badge during a protest outside the central government liaison office has been jailed for 14 ... in the execution of her duty. The charges arose from a protest on June 9, when activists gathered outside the office to protest against a mainland court's decision to uphold the five-year jail term ...

  2. Riots and protests break out ahead of meeting of top cadres

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Three protests-turned-riots broke out in Sichuan, Guangxi and Shanghai, leaving at least one person dead and dozens injured, all within a week of today's opening ... caught but released the perpetrators and had attempted to obtain the remains of the dead worker so as to cremate the evidence of the incident. In response the protesters, who were joined by some ...

  3. 'Tofu buildings' protester pleads not guilty to assaulting officer

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A man accused of tearing off a woman police constable's shoulder badge, during a 'tofu buildings' protest outside the central government liaison office, appeared ... to stop another activist throwing a bag of tofu at the office. The charges arose from June 9 when activists gathered outside the office to protest against a mainland court's decision ...

  4. Protesters call for safety work on Taiwan's 'road of death'

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... The protesters later went to the Environmental Protection Agency and staged a sit-in, threatening not to leave until an expert panel approved the plan. After more than five hours of debate the panel ...

  5. Protesters, police clash over requisitioned land

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan More than 5,000 villagers from a township in Deyang, Sichuan, blocked the city's main road on Sunday to protest over compensation for requisitioned land, a local official and a rights group said yesterday. A duty officer at the Deyang city government office said the protesters had dispersed late on Sunday after it sent more than 200 cadres to Bajiaojing to negotiate ...

  6. Tibetan victims in Yushu quake protest for funds

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk About 200 Tibetan migrants living in quake-hit Yushu, Qinghai, protested outside the local government office yesterday to demand the distribution of relief aid set aside for quake victims. However, the two-hour protest ended peacefully after a government official agreed to their demand. The protesters were originally from the nearby Ganzi prefecture in Sichuan ...

  7. Protesters greet Dalai Lama as he arrives at Taipei hotel

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Kaohsiung The Dalai Lama yesterday completed his mission to comfort typhoon victims in southern Taiwan and checked in at a Taipei hotel, where he was confronted by about 200 pro-unification protesters who questioned the nature of his visit. 'The Chinese come to help; the Dalai Lama comes to make trouble,' the protesters shouted as they scuffled ...

  8. Labour leaders warn of bigger protests to come

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Ambrose Leung

    ... Agnes Lam and Ambrose Leung More people will take to the streets for the July 1 protest if the government fails to introduce additional relief measures, unions warned yesterday as the economic downturn pushed numbers at Labour Day marches to a record high. Waving placards and carrying giant rice bowls made of balloons, more than 6,000 protesters in separate protests shared ...

  9. Police chief cuts trip short in bid to halt protest

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in an effort to head off their plans for a march on Sunday to protest over pay levels. He made his move as two top government officials tried to dissuade the officers from staging the march - urging ... involved in the protest would be held this afternoon. Meanwhile, Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said officers considering taking part in the protest should think about its impact on public ...

  10. Protesters' ship stopped on its way to Diaoyu Islands for second time in two days

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the second time in two days. The incidents on Saturday and yesterday were the first time Hong Kong authorities have blocked protest trips by the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands. ... to pay activists' airfares, which they had rejected. The activists joined a march to the Japanese consulate yesterday morning, protesting against claims by Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso ...




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