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  1. Marchers clash with police in Liu protest

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Simpson Cheung and Tanna Chong Protesters calling for the release of Liu Xiaobo clashed with police officers outside the central government liaison office yesterday. Police used a fire extinguisher when a protester tried to pick up burning paper offerings. Around 30 demonstrators, led by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, chanted slogans ...

  2. Talk of cover-up of deaths in stabbing sparks protest

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Angry parents protested outside Taixing People's Hospital yesterday after rumours that the city government may have covered up the deaths of children stabbed ... threats during the six-month World Expo that opened last night. One witness said a couple began protesting yesterday afternoon after they were not allowed to see their child, one of the 29 ...

  3. Dozens held as 1,000 police end land-use protest

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... village, under Shishan township in the Pearl River Delta's manufacturing heartland, more than 300 people formed a human chain in the early hours to protest against the development of a plot of land they believed was communally owned. Witnesses said about 1,000 armed police were sent in, and within an hour more than 70 people were detained. Many protesters suffered injuries, with some ...

  4. Villagers call off toxic leak protest

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Another large protest over deadly metal leaks from a chemical plant in Liuyang city, Hunan province, which has killed at least five people, was narrowly averted ... taking to the streets again following a mass protest against metal poisoning last week. Local residents said dozens of Liuyang city and Zhentou township officials, led by Liang Zhong, the mayor ...

  5. Helicopters scan capital as protests gear up ahead of major meetings of political elite

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... corrected. Over the past few days, small-scale protests have already broken out in Beijing. Perhaps the most eye-catching happened on Wednesday, when three people set themselves on fire near Tiananmen Square. Yesterday a man managed to evade tight security and staged a protest in front of more than 100 journalists outside the State Council's press office. The middle-aged man ...

  6. City leaders disciplined over fatal Yunnan riots

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan A senior official in Yunnan has been sacked and several others disciplined for mishandling a disagreement between local rubber farmers and their buyers, which turned into violent riots weeks before the Beijing Olympics. Provincial Communist ...

  7. Shenzhen nightlife staff protest at venue closures after club fire

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu and Choi Chi-yuk Hundreds of owners and employees of discos, karaoke bars and sauna centres have protested at the Shenzhen government office after the authorities shut down their businesses in the aftermath of the fire in Longgang district that killed 44 people. About 1,000 protesters waved banners and shouted slogans for a second day yesterday. A witness said many police ...

  8. Capital penalises self-harm protests

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... municipal rules. The guidelines, which apply only to the capital, also state that petitioners who protest in Tiananmen Square will be taken by public security authorities to petition offices. Petitioners who protest without prior authorisation at the square will be returned to the party committee or government offices at their place of residence to be 'educated and dealt with'. ...

  9. Handle angry outbursts with care, judge urges

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Law-enforcement bodies should deal carefully with large-scale outbursts of anger and dissatisfaction among people in order to prevent even larger protests, a judge has ... of unexpected explosions, riots, demonstrations and strikes on the mainland are not kept, a recent US report has suggested there were more than 58,000 mass protests last year. The central leadership has ...

  10. Protesters lash out over attacks on shoe merchants in Spain

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Activists state their demand for Chinese traders to be compensated for losses Mainland activists with a history of protesting against Japan turned their attention to Europe yesterday, protesting outside the Spanish embassy in Beijing against recent attacks on Chinese shoe traders in the Spanish town of Elche. The eight activists, led by organiser Zhang Likun, read ...




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