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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Pro-Beijing radicals in weapons protest

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Pro-Beijing radicals in weapons protest Members of a radical political group sneaked weapons in as they joined the audience for a popular political debate programme in a protest against the broadcaster's choice of guests. Members of the Beijing-loyalist Defend Hong Kong campaign revealed barbecue forks and a cutter as they complained about public broadcaster ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand’s junta amasses 6,000-strong security force to smother Bangkok protests

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 03:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Thailand’s junta has prepared a force of over 6,000 troops and police for deployment in Bangkok on Sunday to smother protests and prevent opposition to the May 22 coup ... and nip protests in the bud. A heavy security force presence at potential flashpoints in Thailand’s largest cities since the coup has limited protesters to small gatherings, which are often ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOWN PLANNING

    Protesters storm Legco over northeastern New Territories plan

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:48am by Tanna Chong, Gary Cheung

    ... Tanna Chong and Gary Cheung Protesters storm Legco over NT development plan Dozens of opponents of the government's development plan for the northeastern New Territories breached ... children are so worried every day that we cannot live properly," he said, coming close to tears. The protesters also said they were unhappy that the government had applied for the funding ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    LIVE BLOG: Tiananmen Square 25th anniversary vigil in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:53pm by Tanna Chong, Tony Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Johnny Tam

    ... and a torch is lit in the memory of the slain protesters.   LIVE UPDATES 11.40pm More than two hundred protesters, the majority appearing to be university students holding banners of their student ... minutes. Policemen, also numbering in the hundreds, appeared to have allowed the protesters to go on after failing to stop them. The protesters moved slowly from Victoria Park, chanting slogans ...


    China lodges protest with US over Tiananmen remarks

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 12:24pm by Reuters in Beijing and Staff Reporter

    ... Reuters in Beijing and Staff Reporter Beijing has protested over White House remarks on the anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre honouring those who gave their lives in 1989 China has lodged a diplomatic protest over US remarks on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, issuing a sterner rejection of Washington’s call for it to account for those killed ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Anti-coup protest organiser Sombat tracked via web and arrested in Thailand

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Security forces swoop to detain Sombat after tracing him via computer network he was using Anti-coup protest organiser held Thailand's security forces have tracked down and detained a prominent activist who helped organise protests against last month's military coup via comments he posted on the internet, officials said yesterday. Sombat ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police used physical 'pressure-point tactics' to clear Chater Road

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Clifford Lo, Ernest Kao, Samuel Chan and Jennifer Ngo

    ... protesters away from their sit-in in Chater Road early yesterday. They also divided the demonstrators into small groups to make them easier to control. The tactics were revealed as the force came ... vital concern was the safety of protesters and our officers." Protesters were seen being lifted off the ground, sometimes by as many as four or five officers. Others were taken away ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students blast police for 'mainland terminology' used by officers during Chater Road sit-in

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:53pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Sunday, the Junior Police Officers' Association used the phrase, often translated into English as "provoking quarrels and making trouble", to describe the sit-in protesters. The criminal charge is regularly used against political dissidents and protesters on the mainland, but is non-existent in Hong Kong laws. "By using this mainland terminology, police are turning ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    100,000 victims’ names read in global protest against UN inaction on Syria

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York 100,000 victims' names read in global protest Activists began reading the names of 100,000 people killed in Syria outside UN headquarters, in a modest launch of what they hope will be a global protest. A dozen Syrian-Americans opposed to President Bashar al-Assad started the event in New York's Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. The names of 100,000 ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai anti-junta protesters enlist Hunger Games salute as act of defiance

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... are risking arrest by flashing the three-finger salute from the Hunger Games movies to defy a junta that has banned all public protests. The gesture has become the unofficial symbol of resistance ... to symbolise solidarity for their uprising against a wealthy, totalitarian regime. In Thailand, some protesters say the salute is also a nod to the French revolutionary motto "liberty, equality ...




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