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 rallSaturday, 13 October, 2012, 4:41am
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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