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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Mainland protester who attended July 1 rally beaten up trying to return to hk

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Peasant who attended July 1 rally says he was pummelled as he headed back to city to speak up for three jailed for joining in annual protest A mainland activist who attended the July ... conference yesterday, where he spoke in support of three other activists jailed for joining or attempting to join the July 1 protest. Li said he checked into a hotel in the Baoding area of Shenzhen, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    University students add voice to national education protest

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Stuart Lau, Phila Siu

    ... voice to protest University student leaders are organising a citywide class boycott on Tuesday to push for national education to be scrapped, taking opposition up a notch. The battle over ... failed to prevent protest from escalating. The sudden appearance of a replica of the Goddess of Democracy statue at the Admiralty sit-in on Tuesday night revived memories of the 1989 Tiananmen ...

  3. Stifling protest invites trouble

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that ability, naturally see our city as a place where grievances can be openly aired. That two mainlanders who took part in the July 1 protest march were detained on their return and are now serving ... the right of protest, although that has been trampled on by a government that sees demonstrators as a threat to stability and its authority. In the past, mainland authorities apparently had ...

  4. Protesters' rights are important too

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The handover anniversary and Leung Chun-ying's inauguration on Sunday as chief executive were big tests of how well Hong Kong's police are able to work with protesters ... of July 1 and President Hu Jintao's visit have not changed perceptions. If lessons had been learned by officers, it was barely evident to journalists and those protesting. With only three ...

  5. Activists sent to camp because of HK protests

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Two mainland activists were sentenced to terms in a labour camp because they took part in Hong Kong's July 1 protest march, according ... Kong in late June. They took part in protests during activities commemorating the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover on July 1.' It also said the activists had petitioned in Beijing ...

  6. Protesters want deeds, not words

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... or protest organisers- descended on the streets in a full display of the city's freedoms guaranteed by the law. That the July 1 anniversary is always marked by celebrations and mass protest ... three-day visit, he was largely shielded from people on the street by the tight security put up by the police. Protesters were kept at bay and pepper sprayed in a stand-off with police on Saturday. ...

  7. Across the line into protest country

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... pro-democracy movement: mainland tourists. Several mainlanders joined the protest yesterday, saying they were moved to 'be able to feel the air of freedom' in Hong Kong as they walked from Victoria Park to the government headquarters in Admiralty. 'I am very moved to see this],' 31-year-old Mr Ou, from Hunan province, said. 'I hope the next time I join such a protest ...

  8. Police use pepper spray on anti-Leung protesters

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung, Ada Lee, Emily Tsang and Joyce Ng The new chief executive was picked by a small group of business leaders and other elites amid boisterous protests against the undemocratic election system. A bigger demonstration is already being planned for this coming Sunday. Thousands of protesters rallied outside the election venue in Wan Chai, with many trying to break in. ...

  9. Students plan election protest

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee HONG KONG- University students plan to protest on Saturday night outside the venue for the chief executive election. They said dozens of students would camp overnight outside the polling station in Wan Chai to protest against what they call a 'small-circle election'. The Hong Kong Federation of Students is organising the protest. The group also wrote to 60 ...

  10. Leung on charm offensive on eve of protest march

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to continue community visits. However, one critic said Leung's high-profile public appearances over the past week were unlikely to dampen interest in today's protest. Leung said he would humbly listen to the protesters. 'Whether I attend the rally in person depends on the actual situation,' he said. The former Executive Council convenor was elected last Sunday after ...




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