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Protests Against the Iraq War

Group will use courts to beat protest ban

A campaign group is planning a 500-strong rally outside the central government's liaison office - and says it will fight through the courts to overturn any attempt to block it.

Wednesday, 25 April, 2012, 12:00am

Police defend surge in protester arrests

The number of protesters arrested last year was nearly eight times higher than in 2010, police confirmed.

Arrests of protesters rose from 57 in 2010 to 440. The number of demonstrations rose to 6,878, up by 1,222. The force's chief defended its tactics for handling demonstrations.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Anti-Wall Street protest reaches Asia's capitals

From Wall Street to Exchange Square, the anti-capitalism movement that started a month ago in the US spread across the world yesterday and, compared with other Asian cities, the turnout in Hong Kong's financial district was high.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Cops on top

Eddie Hui Kei-on: 1994-2001

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Disruptive protests put innocent citizens at risk and alienated visitors to city

Rowdy protests were held on July 1 with defiant protesters blocking main roads in parts of Central [following the main march]. Scuffles broke out between the police and the demonstrators.

I was very disappointed by what happened and by the fact that some lawmakers were involved in these actions.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

July 1 march hit with new stipulation

Organisers of the July 1 anti-government march were told yesterday they must cover amplifiers in Victoria Park to minimise noise.

After winning a small victory against other stringent conditions imposed by police on Friday's event, march organisers from the Civil Human Rights Front were told of the new condition by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Protester denies damaging property

An activist yesterday challenged accusations that she had caused HK$430 damage to a fence outside the central government's liaison office during a protest on National Day last year, saying the broken section had been rusty.

Lui Yuk-lin, 48, pleaded not guilty to one count of criminal damage in a case that began in Eastern Court yesterday.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

Mother of boy injured at protest decries security minister's comments

A mother whose eight-year-old son was sprayed with pepper foam by police during an anti-budget protest in Central on Sunday says the security minister's comments about the incident are an insult.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Police snuff out anti-Japan protests

Demonstrators took to the streets chanting anti-Japanese slogans outside Tokyo's Beijing embassy and in three other cities amid tight security yesterday, marking a highly charged anniversary of Japan's invasion of Manchuria 79 years ago.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Shanghai protesters want cash back

Hundreds of homeowners marched through the streets of Shanghai yesterday, demanding refunds on properties they bought in a complex where an unfinished building collapsed late last month.

Carrying handwritten signs spelling out their demands, they advanced through Renmin Square, in the heart of the city, chanting: 'Lotus Riverside, refund [our] homes!'

5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Minibond march to go it alone on July 1

Investors hit by losses from the Lehman Brothers minibond debacle who originally intended to march with the main group during the July 1 mass demonstration are now planning to march separately.

At a meeting yesterday with police and organisers ahead of the annual march, the investors asked to be allowed to start the march from Victoria Park an hour ahead of the main group.

19 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Did you march?

Hundreds of thousands of people marched from Causeway Bay to the Central Government Offices yesterday. What does the number of marchers say about the protest issues? Were you among them? Share your views: write to us.

2 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Police, organisers tussle over destination for July 1 march

The Civil Human Rights Front wants to end up at the Central Government Offices

Police and organisers of the July 1 protest march were at loggerheads last night over where it will end.

Police said the organisers had agreed at a meeting yesterday to end the march at Ice House Street.

15 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Property protesters put under house arrest

Police in Shanghai have confined up to 100 people to their homes to avert a protest against property projects on the eve of the June 4 anniversary.

Authorities also detained a handful of people at the city's main railway station, the site of the planned protest against forced removal and low compensation, organisers said.

4 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Angry demonstrators confront the law

This was not the first time that police have clashed with mainlander and student protesters. The first clash between right-of-abode protesters and police happened on December 3 last year.

20 Jul 2000 - 12:00am