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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. Pro-independence groups plan protests for Arats chief's visit

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Pro-independence and anti-Beijing groups in Taiwan are gearing up for widespread protests next week to coincide with a four-day visit to the island by the mainland's top ... an 'action alliance' to prepare for protests during Chen's visit. Seven leading pro-independence figures, members of a task force planning the protests, have reportedly decided to take ...

  8. Time for reason amid a spate of protests

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have admitted some of the protesters lost their homes under a relocation programme. Such violent unrest and protests are common across the country, with the Longnan riot attracting media ... to corrupt officials and miscarriages of justice. But most stem from public grievances against officialdom. Officials have every right to restore order when violence breaks out. However, protesters ...

  9. Protesters in stand-off after day of clashes

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... crowded with people, and a protester threw an explosive at the officers at about 4pm. The witness said he fled after police fired tear gas, and did not see any police casualties. The conflict ... plan?' a driver who took part in the protests said. 'We are a poor city. Why should they use the quake relief fund to build a new office compound rather than develop the city?' He said ...

  10. One killed as villagers riot over quake fund

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan One person died and nearly a dozen were injured in a riot in earthquake-hit Mianyang, Sichuan province, as hundreds of rural residents clashed with police during a protest over ... yesterday said the authorities had sent in 'hundreds of armed police and dozens of police cars' to the area after the Wednesday riot to prevent further protests. Police checkpoints were ...




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