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  1. 'Occupy Central' protest halts cancer fund-raiser

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... protesters camped below the bank's headquarters. The Halloween Charity Parade was organised to raise support for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. The parade was to have set off from a makeshift ... the protesters would still be there. They could not find another space for the event at such short notice, they said. Last year more than 1,500 people were involved and the event raised around HK$1.6 ...

  2. Policeman dies in fall while tackling protest on bridge

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... footbridge to protest against government officials. Detective Sergeant Lau Chi-kin, 49, is believed to have slipped on a rain-soaked section of the walkway and fallen four metres onto a first-floor podium in Exchange Square. He suffered serious head and chest injuries and died in Queen Mary Hospital, surrounded by his family. The protester, Lau Yuk-tong, 62, whose business went bust after ...

  3. Railway protester in court for tearing off police officer's epaulette

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau An activist accused of tearing off a police officer's epaulette in a protest last year appeared in court yesterday accused of criminal damage. Yang Kuang, 43, a programme ... of Jackson Road and Chater Road when Legco discussed funding for the high-speed rail line. Sze said he formed a human chain with 40 officers by holding hands to prevent the protesters from lunging ...

  4. Rehab school in Legco protest

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau A drug rehabilitation school on Lantau has put its accounts in order and registered as an independent charitable organisation- clearing one of the obstacles for its move to a vacant school in Mui Wo. Christian Zheng Sheng College's move to ...

  5. 1,000 protesters stage Government House stand-off

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Ng Kang-chung Hundreds of protesters opposed to the express rail link to Guangzhou staged a sit-in outside Government House last night after earlier clashing with police ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen come out to face them. Police appeared to have been caught off guard and took no action. The protesters left soon after midnight, with some returning to their base in Chater ...

  6. Protesters slam plan to demolish TST terminus

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Two activist groups staged a protest yesterday over the government's plan to demolish the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry bus terminus and turn the space into a piazza, with bus ... and not holding enough consultation on the issue. About 40 protesters gathered at the Mody Road bus terminus, the new location for routes affected by the plan, and walked to the Star Ferry bus terminus. ...

  7. Disco Bay residents to protest over changes

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Discovery Bay residents will demand the government reject applications for ferry-fare rises and service cuts when they stage a protest this month. Islands district councillor Amy Yung Wing-sheung estimated at least 2,000 residents would join the protest on April 18 at Discovery Bay Plaza. She criticised the reduced sailings and fare increases proposed by Discovery ...

  8. Protest seeks end to all means tests

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong About 100 elderly people protested outside the government headquarters yesterday, demanding the scrapping of means testing for all old age allowance applicants. ... all people in that group get the higher old age allowance of HK$705 a month. Those aged from 65 to 69 get the normal old age allowance of HK$625 subject to a means test. The protesters, led ...

  9. Teachers to stage pay protest

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The Professional Teachers' Union said 200 teachers would stage a pay protest tomorrow. They will walk from Chater Garden in Central to the Education Bureau's headquarters at Wu Chung House, Wan Chai. The union has received 674 complaints from teachers whose salaries were lower than their peers after the government adjusted the pay structure last year. ...

  10. Protesters want to curb high-rises

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee About 100 North Point and Braemar Hill residents protested outside the Central Government Offices yesterday, urging authorities to lower height limits for new buildings in the area. The protesters marched from HSBC's headquarters in Central and handed their petition to a government representative. Eastern District councillor Shiu Ka-fai, who led the march, said ...




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