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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. Shots fired at Macau rally

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu, Martin Wong

    ... Fox Yi Hu and Martin Wong Bullet strikes man in the neck as police battle with angry protesters during march against labour woes Police fired shots in the air and beat protesters back ... boom- and accusing the government of corruption- the protesters mounted the most direct challenge yet to Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah, calling on him to step down. The worst scuffles broke ...

  3. Macau activists hit out at arrest of protest leader

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Macau labour activists have condemned as 'political suppression' the arrest of a protest leader for allegedly assaulting an Australian tourist during a violent ... the government repeatedly refused to heed the plight of the needy. The Labour Day rally in Macau turned ugly after some 800 protesters- mainly jobless people- tried to force their way through police ...

  4. 200 protesters join Macau rally

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu More than 200 Macau residents took to the streets on Labour Day, protesting against 'businesspeople ruling Macau' and demanding that Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah ... was announced ahead of Labour Day, when a few hundred rallied, compared with 6,000 protesters on May 1, 2007. ...

  5. Security chief declines to join Macau protest

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday he would not accompany pan-democrat lawmakers who are planning a trip to Macau on Sunday. The lawmakers have decided to test Macau's immigration policies after several Hong Kong politicians who planned to join a protest opposing its security law were barred from entering the city. Joining the trip would ...

  6. Song of protest may send a mixed message ahead of anniversary

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... urging the people of Macau to come out and protest today ahead of the ninth anniversary of Macau's handover. The writer's new lyrics to a rock version of Auld Lang Syne complain about people's lives not changing despite their hard work. And it says that in Macau, power overrides people's rights. At the end of the video clip, viewers are urged to take part in a protest today ...

  7. Macau police prepare show of force despite low risk of protests

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau police are pulling out all the stops to guard the Olympic torch relay tomorrow, despite a 'low risk' of disruptive protests on the last leg before the flame ... be allowed to take leave tomorrow. 'We haven't got any information that any person or group will protest,' Mr Ma said. 'We believe the risks are low but we are stepping up ...

  8. Macau workers plan big protest against corruption

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Thousands of demonstrators are set to take to the streets of Macau on National Day tomorrow to protest against grievances ranging from parking problems to corruption concerns. ... and motorcyclists standing up against a 'bad' traffic law. It will be the first time that the national occasion will be marked with protests in Macau- a sign that social ills in the former ...

  9. Macau prepares for another large protest on heels of May violence

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau's traffic chaos and other social problems are poised to be aired in another large protest in the city following the violent Labour Day rally in May. Motorcyclists ... groups behind the Labour Day rally have indicated they will join the protest, although their demands may differ from those of the motorcyclists and commuters. On May 1, more than 6,000 people ...

  10. Upset organisers end protest early

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... police presence. Fewer than 100 people turned up for the protest, which organisers had initially hoped would attract between 800 and 1,000. The march included more than 20 slow-riding motorcyclists. The march began about 2.30pm at a crossroads where police fired shots seven months ago during a Labour Day march by thousands of workers. Those participating in yesterday's protest ...




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