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  1. How a peaceful protest turned into a bloody ethnic vendetta

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters What turned a seemingly peaceful protest in the centre of Urumqi into a violent ethnic vendetta is unclear. But what is clear is that most of the victims were innocent men, ... them and captured many of them. ' Another witness quoted by the radio said the protest began peacefully but became violent after police fired on the crowd. Protesters began attacking cars ...

  2. Acceptance of rights replacing reflex fear of protests

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Sixteen years after the Tiananmen crackdown, has it dawned on the mainland leadership that protesters may not be out to undermine Communist Party rule but often have legitimate grievances about economic inequalities and social injustice? For the second time in a week, a top leader has openly admitted unrest is on the rise- and attributed the protests largely to economic ...

  3. Riots victim favours clean slate for leftists

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung A victim of the 1967 riots supports clearing the criminal records of those jailed during the disturbances for non-violent offences. Cheng Yin-fun, injured during a bomb attack in Whitty Street, Sai Ying Pun, in July 1967, said the riots were h ...

  4. Police banners blamed for mayhem at rallies

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Confusing police banners are to blame for chaos and clashes during recent protests, a watchdog and lawmaker say. With police treatment of protesters under increasing scrutiny, many are questioning the handling of Sunday's anti-budget rally. Some protesters say they were not given enough warning before the police used force to remove them. Activist Chu ...

  5. Scuffles as anti-Japanese protesters take to streets

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Scuffles broke out as police tried to stop protesters from damaging Japanese shops in the city of Mianyang in Sichuan, residents said yesterday. A large protest was held ... residents contacted by the South China Morning Post said more than 1,000 protesters took to the streets of Mianyang, damaging the windows of Japanese shops and restaurants. The China News Agency ...

  6. 40 hurt as Macau labour rally turns ugly

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu At least 41 people were injured when protesters and riot police clashed yesterday in the most violent Macau rally since 2007. Water cannon and pepper spray was used against workers who charged at a police cordon in a protest against illegal labour and runaway house prices. Thirty-two police officers, four protesters, two journalists and three passers-by were injured ...

  7. Police vow closer ties with protesters

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police would talk more to young protesters to better understand their views and ensure that demonstrations were staged lawfully, the police chief said yesterday. Police Commissioner Tang King-shing said: 'One important aspect is we want to enhance our communication with them [young protesters]. Start a dialogue with them to get a better understanding ...

  8. Police defend surge in protester arrests

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The number of protesters arrested last year was nearly eight times higher than in 2010, police confirmed. Arrests of protesters rose from 57 in 2010 ... of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung said the rise in arrests was due to mass arrests at three demonstrations, after roads were occupied. Protesters had been warned repeatedly to leave before officers ...

  9. Police defend use of pepper spray

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan The police chief yesterday defended officers who used pepper spray recently during a clash with protesters outside the Legislative Council, saying it was used in accordance ... for not respecting people's rights. They said police should not have used violence. One caller said: 'Do the police have guidelines for the use of pepper spray? The protesters did not attack ...

  10. Hard core came prepared for trouble

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Austin Chiu

    ... protesters blocking all the exits. The crowd- which peaked at 10,000 according to organisers and 1,700 according to the police- was boosted by thousands of mostly young onlookers keen to sample ... protesters away. Just before 6pm, as the vote to approve funding for the rail line dragged to its inevitable conclusion, a hardcore group began wrapping their faces with plastic wrap to minimise ...




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