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Protests

France's gay marriage law draws thousands of protesters to Paris

One of President Francois Hollande's campaign pledges, the bill allowing same-sex marriage and adoption was voted into law last Saturday after months of protests across a country that has been bitterly divided over the issue.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 5:59am

Tiananmen Square crackdown divides Hong Kong's protest movement

The emphasis of this year's June 4 night vigil - "Love the country, love the people" - has sparked a row between Hong Kong's veteran democrats and pro-autonomy activists, with the latter claiming that whether the mainland is democratic or not is irrelevant to Hong Kong people.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Beijing's increasingly heavy-handed response to maintain stability

Before the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, the most serious public incident in Chengdu was the protest against the setting up of a petrochemical plant in the suburbs of Pengzhou city. People answered blog calls and gathered "for a peaceful stroll" on May 4. That followed a number of anti-pollution protests in Xiamen.

22 May 2013 - 2:53am 4 comments

Scholarism to bypass police nod in protest over June 4 crackdown

The march - to protest Beijing's refusal to vindicate the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen movement - will be joined with another one arranged by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which ends at the government headquarters in Admiralty.

20 May 2013 - 5:27am 1 comment

Police attacked after female protester restrained by male officer

The Civil Human Rights Front has called on the police to make public their guidelines governing how male officers should physically handle female protesters, following remarks by secretary for security Lai Tung-kwok that police could decide the matter on a case by case basis.

20 May 2013 - 5:27am 3 comments

Armoured cars and drones on offer at Beijing anti-terrorism technology trade fair

Mannequins in riot gear, armoured cars and drones line a police equipment and “anti-terrorism technology” trade fair in Beijing as vendors seek to profit from the nation’s huge internal security budget.

There are estimated to be more than 180,000 protests each year and authorities spend vast sums on ensuring order, more even than on its military, which is the largest in the world.

20 May 2013 - 8:45am 3 comments

City University looks into harsh treatment of students

City University will set up a review committee to investigate the rough treatment of students who protested at a rally held last week during an opening ceremony on campus.

13 May 2013 - 5:24am 1 comment

Pampering and protests on Mother's Day

"The most important thing on Mother's Day is to be good and listen to your mum. Every day should be Mother's Day," said 16-year-old Amy Wong Tsz-ching, who woke up extra early yesterday morning to visit a Chinese restaurant for yum cha with her mother and grandma.

13 May 2013 - 8:27am

Police chief defends Occupy Central activist's arrest

Andy Tsang Wai-hung said officers did not know until she was arrested on Wednesday that Melody Chan Yuk-fung had joined the movement to occupy roads in the city centre in a pro-democracy protest planned for next year.

10 May 2013 - 5:54am 4 comments

Occupy Central volunteer charged over July 1 protest

A volunteer at the office of the Occupy Central movement was arrested yesterday for her part in the July 1 demonstrations of 2011, prompting questions as to why it took police nearly two years to act.

9 May 2013 - 5:45am 3 comments