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Hong Kong 1 July Marches

Police chief defends Occupy Central activist's arrest

Andy Tsang Wai-hung said officers did not know until she was arrested on Wednesday that Melody Chan Yuk-fung had joined the movement to occupy roads in the city centre in a pro-democracy protest planned for next year.

Friday, 10 May, 2013, 5:54am 4 comments

Occupy Central volunteer charged over July 1 protest

A volunteer at the office of the Occupy Central movement was arrested yesterday for her part in the July 1 demonstrations of 2011, prompting questions as to why it took police nearly two years to act.

9 May 2013 - 5:45am 3 comments

Leung and his allies should realise the true extent of Hongkongers' anger

Our first chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa, provoked widespread public outrage during the seven years that he ruled Hong Kong. When public anger reached a boiling point in 2003, half a million people took to the streets calling for his resignation. Tung stepped down soon after that.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Protesters want deeds, not words

Hong Kong ushered in a new chapter yesterday in its 'one country, two systems' formula. In the morning, President Hu Jintao swore in the new government after a solemn flag-raising ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the city's return to Chinese rule.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Across the line into protest country

A new group of participants has emerged to bolster the ranks of local activists marching each year to demand Beijing's rehabilitation of the 1989 pro-democracy movement: mainland tourists.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Protest march turnout may grow

A protest march today is expected to much bigger than originally thought, fuelled by dissatisfaction with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's performance in Legco on Thursday, when he answered questions about his dealings with tycoons.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Do Hong Kong police have too many discretionary powers?

Matthew Murchie, Imperial College London

In Hong Kong, there is a clear and well-defined rule of law. It is this that the police strive to uphold.

I disagree that by doing so they have somehow abused their powers.

The question is whether the police have acted in ways that may be considered unethical. The answer is no.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hundreds of marchers call for Stephen Lam to resign

Hong Kong's new Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung yesterday received fresh evidence of his unpopularity when a crowd estimated by organisers to be around 3,000 marched to the new government headquarters calling on him to step down.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Protest mocks police chief's 'black shadow' remark

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the street yesterday to accuse the police of abusing their powers and call on Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung to step down.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Online radio to rally protest

Firebrand political group People Power are aiming to create a repeat of their late-night July 1 demonstration by using online radio broadcasts to rally people gathering outside Legco today for a protest against a proposed by-election law.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am