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  1. News - World - Kuwait

    Kuwait court frees opposition leader following protests

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... Associated Press in Kuwait City Kuwaiti police tear-gas protesters A Kuwaiti court freed prominent opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak yesterday after police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a fifth straight night of demonstrations demanding his release. Judge Ahmad al-Athari said he was releasing Barrak on bail of 5,000 dinars (HK$137,000), triggering jubilation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549108/kuwait-court-frees-opposition-leader-following-protests
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fear of losing the Hong Kong way of life is driving the street protests

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:58pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says lack of democracy alone doesn't explain people's anger Fear of losing the Hong Kong way of life is driving protests What really propelled ... to the homes of ordinary folk while the residences of the elite are never disturbed. Hong Kong's fine people have had enough; more and more of them have decided to join the protest movements even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1546422/fear-losing-hong-kong-way-life-driving-street-protests
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ming Pao editorial director had to make tough call on July 1 protest

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... launched Occupy Central trial run; police ready to clear area". The presses started running. But after 3.20am, Lui received reports that police had moved in and started removing protesters ... that into their reports. The new headline made no reference to suffrage, because Lui said many people took part in the rally for different reasons. Occupy Central protesters and police took centre stage instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1546101/ming-pao-editorial-director-had-make-tough-call-july-1
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    SCMP study puts July 1 protest number at 140,000, well below organiser estimates

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:20pm by Joyce Ng and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Joyce Ng and Ng Kang-chung Computerised analysis commissioned by Post estimates just 140,000 people took part in July 1 march, well below organisers' 510,000 figure Protest numbers ... the organisers and academics releasing widely different figures. The dispute this year is further complicated by the slower-than-usual pace of the procession. In 2004, it took a protester on average ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545694/protest-number-july-1-march-put-test
  5. News - World - GERMANY

    Developer vows to demolish historic section of Berlin Wall despite protests

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Berlin Developer has been given nod to build luxury flats behind world's longest open air gallery Group to raze Wall section despite protests A property developer behind plans to demolish a remnant of the Berlin Wall to make way for luxury apartments said he would carry through with the action despite protests. "On Monday, the work continues," Maik Uwe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1173650/developer-vows-demolish-historic-section-berlin-wall-despite-protests
  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    10,000 Occupy Central protesters would bring government to crisis point: student leader

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 01:40pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Protester arrested in Chater Road sit-in says police would be unable to clear a large-scale demonstration as pressure mounts on officials A larger blockade ... the police removed the protesters on Chater Road as “a mess”. The pro-democracy Occupy movement hopes to rally 10,000 people to blockade streets in Central if the government fails to deliver a plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545540/unstoppable-occupy-central-would-lead-government-crisis-student
  7. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Police accused of heavy-handed treatment of protesters arrested after July 1 march

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:08pm by Emily Tsang and Jessie Lau

    ... Emily Tsang and Jessie Lau Student federation official says decision to haul away more than 500 protesters in Central was wrong as they had said they would leave at 8am Police action 'unnecessary' Police have been accused of using excessive force in Central to drag 511 protesters from an overnight sit-in that followed the July 1 democracy march. Officers are also said to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544897/police-criticised-handling-july-1-march-and-arrested-sit-protesters
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Police say all the arrested sit-in protesters were released last night

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... was detained. Hundreds of demonstrators ended overnight protests on Wednesday morning in Central following the massive July 1 march, after police carried out mass arrests. Earlier today, demonstrators ... of duty. Arrests continued in central Hong Kong at least until 8am, the time protest leaders had aimed to continue the demonstration until. When the clock struck 8, a cheer went up from the about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544658/mass-arrests-hong-kong-protesters-demand-meet-chief-executive
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Chater Road cleared after mass protests and arrests end July 1 march

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 01:55pm

    ... 'referendum' in Hong Kong- China Central Television  Beijing-allied politician in Hong Kong: 'Some degree of violence is imminent'- Vox Hong Kong democracy protest: Thousands march through ... of the Chater Road sit-in. A large police presence remains in place.  8.18am: A representative of the Hong Kong Federation of Students urges protesters to show support for their fellow activists now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544215/live-chater-road-cleared-after-mass-protests-and-arrests-end-july-1
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Rush hour traffic warning as July 1 protests end

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 06:33am by DANNY LEE

    ... "necessary" by transport bosses. Chater Road and Jackson Road were closed to the public, but have reopened after the protest there was dispersed around 8am. It's unclear what impact the road ... the overnight protests were largely responsible for his cross-harbour bus travel woes into work today. "I was delayed for more than 20 minutes but I find it pretty acceptable, he said. David Ip, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544634/warnings-over-transport-chaos-july-1-demonstrations-continue-central

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