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  1. Voices of protest

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The protest alliance which organises the July 1 march says that to survive, it must embrace a wider range of issues, and not focus on marches and direct voting as the political parties want. What should it do? Write to us ...

  2. News - World - FRANCE

    Minister jostled on visit to northern French city of Amiens after riots

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Amiens, France Vow to maintain order after buildings torched and police bombarded as tensions boil over in Amiens Minister jostled by angry crowd on riot city visit Youths jeered and jostled the French interior minister yesterday in the norther ...

  3. Activists lodge appeal over rally

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Board on Public Meetings and Processions. The police have been criticised in recent weeks for using pepper spray on demonstrators who were protesting outside the liaison office on Connaught Road ... the police to close two lanes of Connaught Road West to accommodate protesters. Wong said they would not accept any of the three counter-suggestions offered by the police as none would allow all ...

  4. Protesters should be praised for innovative ParknShop protest

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am writing in response to the letter from Chong Wing-yan ('Protest did not change anything', May 2), one of many letters scolding those protesting against Li Ka-shing at one of his ubiquitous ParknShop stores. The history of political struggle has consistently involved heated debates about 'the right way to protest', with all concerned judging the relative ...

  5. Violent protesters are sending wrong message to our younger generation

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The debacle of the government consultation forum held at Hong Kong Science Museum on September 1 shocked the public. Many people were angry with the protesters and their disruptive ... the violence in recent demonstrations has escalated. There are fears that these radical protesters could soon become the dominant force in campaigns by activists. For example, more young people ...

  6. Budget protesters escape prosecution

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Lana Lam and Adrian Wan The city's top prosecutor has written to 109 protesters arrested during a rowdy anti-budget demonstration in March, telling them that while ... to demonstrate but it must be peaceful and there should be concern for others. The unprecedented move came as four other protesters- League of Social Democrats chairman Andrew To Kwan-hang, league member ...

  7. 'Allies' best kept at the fringes

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... and why they seem not to care about the alienation of public opinion. League members, and others in this ultra-radical camp, argue that their protests reflect growing frustration with the government and impatience over its refusal to listen to public opinion. They also say, with some justification, that police tactics are increasingly curtailing the freedom to protest. This is most ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Highest court to rule on disorderly conduct application

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... protests Decision on disorderly conduct Hong Kong's highest court is being asked to decide when protesters cross the line between freedom of expression and a criminal act. A High Court judge ... conduct. Chow and Wong, both members of the League of Social Democrats, disrupted a speech by former transport chief Eva Cheng in April last year in protest against an MTR fare rise. ...

  9. Defining dissent

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chang Ping The mass protest in Shifang, Sichuan, this month over an infrastructure project feared to be polluting was not new. Similar concerns also mobilised residents in Xiamen in Fujian, Panyu in Guangdong, and Dalian in Liaoning. Like in these earlier protests, the people of Shifang won a victory, at least temporarily, when officials agreed to suspend the project. But two ...

  10. Group will use courts to beat protest ban

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to overturn any attempt to block it. The Civil Human Rights Front wants to rally against police abuse of power on May 6 in what it says is the first application for a large-scale protest outside ... the liaison office was unreasonable. 'The government has a responsibility to facilitate protests. It is not only about security concerns, but about the whole community,' he said. The force ...




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