Supporters of Egypt's Mohammed Mursi clash with activists in Cairo

Supporters of Mohammed Mursi clash with liberal and leftist protesters in Cairo. Photo: AFP

For the first time since Egypt's new Islamist president took office, his supporters clashed with liberal and leftist protesters in the capital, storming a stage erected by the opposition activists, smashing loudspeakers and tearing the structure down during competing rall

Saturday, 13 October, 2012, 4:41am

Threat to revive Admiralty protests if national education is not scrapped

Threat to revive Admiralty protests if national education is not scrapped

Protesters against the implementation of national education have warned they will revive the massive demonstration at Admiralty and call for the education chief to step down if the government does not withdraw the subject.

8 Oct 2012 - 4:22am

Thousands join Paris protest against EU austerity

Protesters march through the streets of Paris. Photo: Reuters

Tens of thousands of left-wing protesters took to the streets of Paris to denounce EU-driven austerity measures being pushed on member states, a day after similar protests in Spain and Portugal.

2 Oct 2012 - 3:52am

Thousands take to Macau's streets in diverse protest

Macau Federation of Family Reunion on the march. Photo: Edward Wong

Thousands of protesters from seven unions and federations took to the streets in Macau yesterday to express a range of demands, from requests for more public housing, less corruption and a handout of 10,000 patacas from the government.

2 Oct 2012 - 5:31am 1 comment

Unswayed by protests, Spain unveils new austerity budget

Demonstrators take part in a protest against the government's austerity measures, in front of the Parliament in Madrid.

Spain’s government met Thursday to take an axe to spending in a new budget for 2013, unswayed by angry protests but bowed by markets anticipating a full sovereign bailout, and soon.

27 Sep 2012 - 10:25pm

Hong Kong's Muslims in largely peaceful protest over film

After gathering at Chater Garden, Hong Kong's Muslims march to the US consulate to protest against an anti-Islam film. Photo: David Wong

Thousands of Muslims marched through Central yesterday in response to an American film that has incensed their community globally.

The demonstration was largely peaceful, but there were scuffles between police and some protesters who wanted to break through a barricade set up to prevent demonstrators from reaching the US consulate's front gate.

24 Sep 2012 - 11:01am 3 comments

HK journalists call on Beijing to curb mistreatment of city's reporters

A journalists association banner outside the central government's liaison office. Photo: Nora Tam

The Hong Kong Journalists' Association has called on the central government's liaison office to curb cases of assault and intimidation by regional authorities on reporters from the city working on the mainland.

24 Sep 2012 - 5:28pm 1 comment

Leung to urge Beijing to help stem tide of parallel traders

Parallel goods traders take their wares aboard the train at Sheung Shui railway station. Photo: Sam Tsang

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will ask Beijing to help combat the flood of traders crossing the border from Shenzhen every day, he said on Tuesday.

“Different [Hong Kong] government departments have started combating the activities. I will ask the central government to help combat them from the Shenzhen side,” he said before attending an Executive Council meeting.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hong Kong protesters join anti-Japan chorus

A Hong Kong protester lighted and waved a flag that melded the Japanese and American emblems. He was arrested for disorder in a public place soon after. Photo: AFP

Scores of protesters on Sunday afternoon participated in a march to the Japanese consulate to protest Tokyo’s assertion of control over the disputed Diaoyu Islands.

Organiser said 5,000 marched from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to the consulate at Exchange Square in Central. Police put the figure at 850.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Occupy Central protesters evicted from HSBC building

An Occupy Central activist clashes with security staff at HSBC headquarters on Tuesday. Photo: David Wong

Security guards on Tuesday afternoon continued the removal of a handful of “Occupy Central” protesters remaining on the ground floor of HSBC’s headquarters beyond a court deadline ordering them to leave.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:10pm

Campaign against national education goes on, say protesters

Student union leader Samuel Li Shing-hong, Scholarism co-founder Joshua Wong, campaign leaders Andrew Shum Wai-nam and Eva Chan, and Wong Hak-lim and Cheung Yui-fai of the Professional Teachers' Union give their take on developments. Photo: Thomas Yau

Protesters against national education ended their siege of the government headquarters at Admiralty - but warned that their campaign would go on. Organisers decided to disperse the crowds in the early hours of yesterday morning after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying staged a dramatic U-turn on the controversial classes.

10 Sep 2012 - 4:36pm

Henry Tang says young protesters deserve respect

Former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. Photo: Sam Tsang

Former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said he “highly respected” the youngsters who staged a 10-day protest against the introduction of national education outside the government headquarters and hoped they could maintain their passion to serve the city.

And he said the government’s action showed it was listening to what the public wanted.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Democracy may be the only way out

Protesters attempt to push past a water-filled crowd-control barrier closing off a designated protest zone outside Central Plaza in Wan Chai. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong people are first-class protesters. We hit the streets at the drop of a hat. That has proved disconcerting to those in power, who have, time and again, warned that such tendencies will bring anarchy down upon us. The latest such dire prediction comes courtesy of Elsie Leung Oi-sie, Basic Law Committee vice-chairwoman and former justice secretary.

6 Sep 2012 - 2:08am 5 comments

Protester shaves her head against ‘brainwashing’ education

A woman identified only as Linda gets her head shaved. The characters 'anti-wash' refer to what critics call a brainwashing education programme. Photo: David Wong

The days-long protest against national education outside government headquarters took an odd turn on Wednesday morning, when a woman shaved her head in support of the students camped out there.

The middle-aged woman, who identified herself only as Linda, explained that in Cantonese the phrase for “no hair” – mou fat – sounded identical to the words for “lawlessness”.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Withdrawing national education classes not an option, C.Y. Leung says

Thousands of protesters demand the withdrawal of national education and a conversation with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Monday. Photo:  Felix Wong

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Tuesday that withdrawing the national education programme was not an option, but there was latitude for adjusting details to allay concerns.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am