Jackie Hung Ling-Yu

You can march on July 1, just keep the noise down

Playing music, shouting slogans, or doing anything police consider too noisy during the annual July 1 march may be cause for arrest, it was disclosed yesterday.

Monday, 27 June, 2011, 12:00am

NGOs say government's relief packages are not an investment in the future

The four relief packages Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has announced over the past 15 months represent a missed opportunity to lay the groundwork for future growth, a grouping of NGOs has said.

28 May 2009 - 12:00am

Threat of rain for protest and the parades

Organisers of today's march for democracy declined to predict the turnout, but insisted the people's fight for universal suffrage would not depend on the weather.

The Observatory yesterday forecast that today's weather would be 'mainly cloudy with scattered squally showers and a few thunderstorms'.

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Bags to spread the Tiananmen message

About 1,000 environmentally friendly bags bearing the slogan 'vindication of June 4' will be sold on the 18th anniversary of June 4 vigil.

Jackie Hung Ling-yu, convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, said initially they could not find merchants willing to take the risk of offending Beijing by printing such slogans on the bags.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

Donations pour in but hard times looming

People taking part in yesterday's march for universal suffrage donated more than HK$58,000 to the organiser, Civil Human Rights Front, but that is unlikely to see the group through this year.

The group, which has been organising democracy marches since 2003, says this year's July 1 march is likely to be its last.

19 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Rising expectations for rally turnout

The number of participants expected at the July 1 march has been revised from 100,000 to 300,000 in the wake of the large turnout for the June 4 candle-light vigil.

Representatives of the Civil Human Rights Front, which organised last July's 500,000-strong march to protest against the controversial National Security Bill, yesterday presented the revised figure to police.

9 Jun 2004 - 12:00am