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  1. News - China - DEMONSTRATION

    Thousands take to Macau's streets in diverse protest

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho in Macau jolie.ho@scmp.com Young and old join union-led rally in support of more public housing and less corruption Thousands march in Macau protest Thousands of protesters from ... in the protest organised by the Workers Save Ourselves Union were elderly. Union director Cheong Weng-fat said its members were mainly grass-roots workers like cleaners and construction workers. Jerry ...

  2. Heavy police presence 'can provoke' conflict

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

    ... Phyllis Tsang Excessively heavy police deployment at civic protests runs the risk of provoking conflict with peaceful demonstrators, a rights group warned. At a press conference yesterday, ... office and protests against the planned high-speed rail link with the mainland. Group organiser Wong Ho-yin criticised a 'heavy and inappropriate' deployment of 1,000 officers ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Villagers to protest against northern New Territories development

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Hakka snacks and local produce will be on sale to protest against new towns Villagers plan rustic protest in Admiralty Villagers affected by the northern New Territories development will bring a party- with traditional Hakka snacks and fresh local produce- to the government headquarters on Sunday to protest against the proposal. The government ...

  4. News - World - BELGIUM

    Belgians protest against early release of wife of child-killer Marc Dutroux

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Brussels Anger over release of child killer's wife About 2,000 Belgians have taken to the streets to protest against the possible early release from prison of the ex-wife ... long as they meet certain conditions. Magistrates oppose Lejeune's proposals, and have defended the current system. Martin's possible release has already sparked protests ...

  5. Strong-arm tactics

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by John Millen I wish to protest A protest is an expression of objection to what someone has done, said, or decided. When you feel strongly that something is very wrong, and you want others to know exactly how you feel, you mount a protest. Sometimes lone protesters disrupt sporting events because they know lots of people will be watching. People certainly get plenty ...

  6. War veterans in pensions protest

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cost of living. A scuffle broke out after police tried to restrain the protesters, with at least one veteran taken away by ambulance. Surveillance of petitioners and rights activists has been ... and police as officers from Yuexiu district tried to block reporters from covering the protest. An unconscious elderly man was carried away on a stretcher. Riot police and uniformed security ...

  7. Can protesters break the law for the sake of their cause?

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... significant change to society. To say that protesters must not break the law is too inflexible. In fact, some laws are illegitimate. And perhaps breaking the law is the sole effective means to voice ... civil rights movement opposed racial discrimination. At times, activists have broken the law to get their message across. For if the protesters' actions do not hinder the business ...

  8. Bank wants protesters removed

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Austin Chiu Anti-bank protesters have been living in the space beneath HSBC's headquarters since last October. The bank has asked the courts to help it move them on. Yet they still refuse to go. Occupy Central is a sister movement of the worldwide Occupy Wall Street. The OWS protest started in the United States in September last year. People who joined the movement ...

  9. Protesters want Li death inquiry

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau, Colleen Lee, Johnny Tam and Shi Jiangtao About 25,000 protesters demanding an inquiry into the death of activist Li Wangyang marched to the central government's liaison office on Sunday. Organisers urged chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to 'express Hongkongers' anger' to mainland authorities. Li had recently been released from 21 years ...

  10. Demolition protest

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter Land officers and contract workers failed to remove more illegal structures from a rural leader's park and zoo in Yuen Long, as dozens of villagers guarded the entrance. The villagers oppose the Lands Department's move to deal wit ...




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