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  1. City scraps waste pipeline after thousands protest

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam Fiona.tam@scmp.com A city in eastern China scrapped an industrial waste pipeline after tens of thousands of anti-pollution protesters ransacked the local government headquarters, clashed with riot police and tore off the shirt of a Communist Party boss. Computers were smashed, police cars overturned and police officers beaten up. Bloodied protesters were seen leaving ...

  2. Activists lodge appeal over rally

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Board on Public Meetings and Processions. The police have been criticised in recent weeks for using pepper spray on demonstrators who were protesting outside the liaison office on Connaught Road ... the police to close two lanes of Connaught Road West to accommodate protesters. Wong said they would not accept any of the three counter-suggestions offered by the police as none would allow all ...

  3. Violent protesters are sending wrong message to our younger generation

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The debacle of the government consultation forum held at Hong Kong Science Museum on September 1 shocked the public. Many people were angry with the protesters and their disruptive ... the violence in recent demonstrations has escalated. There are fears that these radical protesters could soon become the dominant force in campaigns by activists. For example, more young people ...

  4. Budget protesters escape prosecution

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Lana Lam and Adrian Wan The city's top prosecutor has written to 109 protesters arrested during a rowdy anti-budget demonstration in March, telling them that while ... to demonstrate but it must be peaceful and there should be concern for others. The unprecedented move came as four other protesters- League of Social Democrats chairman Andrew To Kwan-hang, league member ...

  5. YouTube clip of anti-budget protest sparks controversy

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Simpson Cheung, Phyllis Tsang and Tanna Chong Activists are filming confrontations between police and protesters and posting them on the internet in a move that has sparked controversay. After a video clip of a clash at Sunday's anti-budget protest was uploaded to YouTube, Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung yesterday implied the footage may not be authentic. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Freedom of expression under threat, journalists' group says

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... the arrests and prosecutions of protesters, and scuffles between police and demonstrators. Among the latest controversies are the government's handling of protests over the police seizure ... it could be the government was pushing the protesters to the radical side. 'If the government did not see protesters as troublesome and tried to ignore their voices, why would the activists ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Group will use courts to beat protest ban

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to overturn any attempt to block it. The Civil Human Rights Front wants to rally against police abuse of power on May 6 in what it says is the first application for a large-scale protest outside ... the liaison office was unreasonable. 'The government has a responsibility to facilitate protests. It is not only about security concerns, but about the whole community,' he said. The force ...

  10. 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 ...




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