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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's indefensible for APA students to perform protest stunts

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Performing protest stunts is indefensible Once may be excusable. A second time makes it indefensible. The protest on Thursday against acting Chief Executive Carrie ... Executive Leung Chun-ying. More than 320 students graduated this year. About 100 reportedly took part in some forms of protest both on stage and off. The ceremony was held for the graduating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542020/its-indefensible-hong-kong-students-perform-protest-stunts
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Black teen Michael Brown’s shooting by police ‘a tragedy’, Obama says

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:22pm by Reuters

    ... Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy on Tuesday and urged a thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting and arrests in a St Louis suburb. Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, police fired tear gas into protesters that had confronted a line of officers after a far larger crowd dispersed, St Louis County Police Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572884/obama-says-missouri-shooting-death-tragic-reflection-needed
  3. News - Hong Kong - PLA OPEN DAY

    Military spectacle at PLA open day sees opinions divided on Occupy protests

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:16pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... Chan Kwai-wa, 48, a technician, who joined the pro-democracy marches in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, said many protests nowadays are politically motivated and are often infiltrated by troublemakers. “The concept of the Occupy Central movement was good at the outset but it is bound to end in a revolt. Just look at those young people protesting [about] ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542976/military-spectacle-pla-open-day-sees-opinions-divided-occupy-protests
  4. News - Asia - ANALYSIS

    Imran Khan risks overplaying his hand in Pakistan power game

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:14am by Reuters

    ... and without overt support from the military his protests are unlikely to be a game-changer. Thousands showed up for his rally on Saturday, but some supporters grumbled they had slept out in the rain while Khan relaxed in his nearby mansion. "The path he's chosen is one of protest," said Samina Ahmed, South Asia director of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575589/imran-khan-risks-overplaying-his-hand-pakistan-power-game
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Protesters speak up against lawyers' march

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Two groups, one led by an ex-Law Society president, rally in support of white paper Protesters speak up against lawyers' march A former Law Society ... an hour before the other protest began. He made patriotism the theme of his rally, aimed at "correcting" the understanding Hongkongers, including "the legal elite", had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541989/protesters-speak-against-lawyers-march
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns Clashes broke out on Friday as tens of thousands of Pakistani protesters from two anti-government movements converged on the capital, presenting the 15-month-old ... several main roads with shipping containers and barbed wire in an effort to thwart the marches. Riot police were out in force but hundreds of protesters began to gather, banging drums, singing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574222/clashes-pakistan-after-shots-fired-opposition-leader-imran-khan
  7. News - World - SECURITY

    Blimp protest over NSA data centre in Utah

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:54am by Reuters

    ... Agency's data centre in the state of Utah in protest against the federal government's mass surveillance programmes. The 41-metre blimp flew over the hi-tech facility for an hour. ... An NSA spokesman declined to comment, but noted there was no restricted airspace over the data centre, housed in the grounds of a Utah National Guard camp. The blimp protest coincided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542556/blimp-protest-over-nsa-data-centre-utah
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Erdogan must steer towards the middle as Turkey's president

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Erdogan must steer to middle Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shrugged off a year of protests and corruption scandals to win another term- this time ... on protests against plans to build a shopping mall on one of the last green spaces in central Istanbul, the derailment of a corruption scandal that brought down some of his ministers, and an attempt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573106/erdogan-must-steer-towards-middle-turkeys-president
  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong police stage mock protest in 'major' training exercise for Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:58am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Officers surround ‘sit-in’ and remove ‘protesters’ in drill ahead of civil disobedience movement Police stage exercise ahead of Occupy "Protesters" blocked a road on the grounds of the Police College in Aberdeen yesterday in what force insiders described as a "major exercise" to prepare for possible trouble during the Occupy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1540199/mock-occupy-style-protest-progress-police-stage-major-training-exercise
  10. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- August 20, 2014

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:29am

    ... and obfuscate its failures. China chides US over Ferguson violence, American racism |Source: McClatchy This week, Chinese state media has stepped up coverage of the Ferguson violence and protests. China ... anti-Occupy protest |Source: Radio Free Asia News China Digest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1577445/posts-daily-china-news-round-august-20-2014

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