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Five protesters on Shenzhen wanted list turn themselves in to police

A demonstrator tries to smash the window at a department store of the Japanese Seibu chain in Shenzhen last week. Photo: Reuters

Five of the 20 protesters wanted by police in Shenzhen have turned themselves in amid a high-profile crackdown aimed largely at containing the fallout from violent anti-Japanese protests, media reported yesterday.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2012, 4:17am

Eight Hong Kong activists convicted of unlawful assembly

Icarus Wong Ho-yin

Eight activists who were among 53 protesters arrested in a clash with police in North Point after last year's June 4 vigil were yesterday convicted of unlawful assembly, prompting claims that freedom of assembly is under threat.

22 Sep 2012 - 3:44am 2 comments

Cracks in China's stability drive

Cracks in China's stability drive

With the 18th Communist Party congress just around the corner, the government is doing everything in its power to create a picture of harmony to welcome the country's incoming leaders. But the almost non-stop outbreak of mass protests this year is severely testing its "stability maintenance" efforts.

14 Aug 2012 - 10:57am

City scraps waste pipeline after thousands protest

A city in eastern China scrapped an industrial waste pipeline after tens of thousands of anti-pollution protesters ransacked the local government headquarters, clashed with riot police and tore off the shirt of a Communist Party boss.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Whistle sparks fury

Police are investigating whether protesters are criminally liable for covering a police motorcycle with handbills and blowing a whistle by an officer's ear. The incidents happened at the July 1 march.

Photos of the two incidents have been widely circulated on the internet. They have stirred debate about the behaviour of protesters.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police probe handbill and whistle protest incidents

Police are investigating whether protesters are criminally liable for covering a police motorbike with handbills and blowing a whistle close to an officer's ear, during the July 1 march.

Photos of the two incidents, widely circulated on the internet, have stirred heated debate about the behaviour of protesters and police during the march.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police probe incidents on march that riled ranks

Police are investigating whether protesters are criminally liable for covering a police motorbike with handbills and blowing a whistle close to an officer's ear, during the July 1 march.

Photos of the two incidents, widely circulated on the internet, have stirred heated debate about the behaviour of protesters and police during the march.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Rumours fuel new protests in Shifang

The Sichuan city of Shifang saw renewed protests over a heavy-metal plant yesterday, as hundreds of people returned to express outrage over the handling of earlier demonstrations.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police bike photo triggers fierce debate on internet

An increasingly fierce debate is raging online about a photograph of a police motorcycle festooned with July 1 march banners and handbills which has become a symbol of Sunday's protest.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Factory axed as Shifang heeds protesters' calls

Authorities in the Sichuan city of Shifang said yesterday they would scrap plans to build a heavy-metal processing plant after violent clashes between tens of thousands of anti-pollution protesters and riot police escalated for a third day.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police bike a poster for anger

A photograph of a police motorbike showered with protest banners and handbills during the July 1 rally has stirred heated discussion in the force and made waves on the internet.

Parked on Jardine's Bazaar in Causeway Bay, the motorbike was littered with posters opposing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, and flags calling for universal suffrage.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Protesters' rights are important too

The handover anniversary and Leung Chun-ying's inauguration on Sunday as chief executive were big tests of how well Hong Kong's police are able to work with protesters and the media. Increasingly, the relationship has been strained, heightening concerns that freedom of expression and a free press, cornerstones of our city's success, are being eroded.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Rally of thousands forces factory halt

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets, some of whom besieged the city government headquarters in Shifang, Sichuan, yesterday, smashing police cars and clashing with thousands of anti-riot police on the second day of protests against a factory they say will poison the city.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Road closures a flashpoint during tense marches

Police blamed protest groups' street stalls for the slow progress of yesterday's pro-democracy march, as activists' calls for more lanes to be closed to traffic led to clashes.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Protesters demand more space outside liaison office

Campaigners against police interference in demonstrations called yesterday for a huge flowerbed outside the central government's liaison office to be uprooted to make more room for protests.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

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