Rally organiser denies knowing man in 'paid protesters' claim

Chan Yung. Photo: Paul Yeung

An organiser of the New Year's Day pro-government rally distanced himself yesterday from a businessman who was allegedly seen in the company of a teenager handing out money to participants in the march.

Friday, 4 January, 2013, 3:30am 1 comment

Colonial history won't be waived at Tai Da Flags

Wong Ying-kui, 72, reminds youngsters buying colonial flags from his Yau Ma Tei shop of Hong Kong's subjection to colonial powers. Photo: KY Cheng

A flag maker whose business has benefited from recent rallies in Hong Kong always reminds his young buyers of the history behind their purchases - especially when it comes to a certain British colonial banner.

3 Jan 2013 - 10:12am

We did not pay people to march: pro-Leung rally organisers

Chan Yung. Photo: Paul Yeung

Organisers of Tuesday's march in support of the chief executive have insisted that those reported to have received a cash reward in exchange for their participation in the protest were not their affiliates.

3 Jan 2013 - 12:39pm

Lawmakers say their arrests at New Year's protest were political

Pro-democracy lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung is detained by police officers after a protest urging Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. Photo: Felix Wong

Protesters arrested in Tuesday night's standoff accused police of acting with a political motive, with two lawmakers saying the crowd had already dispersed when they were taken away.

3 Jan 2013 - 9:36am 3 comments

City's activists get more radical to ensure they are heard

Protesters display Hong Kong colonial flags outside the liaison office on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP

Fledgling activist groups - both for and against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying - have heated up Hong Kong with more radical ideas and antics of late.

3 Jan 2013 - 9:35am

Five to face murder charges over India gang-rape

Indian residents gather to pray for gang-rape student victim during a silent protest in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Indian police are expected to formally charge five of six suspects with murder in the death of 23-year-old woman who was raped on a moving bus in New Delhi.

The sixth suspect is under 18 and a juvenile.

 A police officer says they have ordered a bone test for the sixth accused to confirm his age. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to talk to reporters.

1 Jan 2013 - 4:06pm

Post-rally protesters in stand-off with police in Central

Pro-Leung Chun-ying demonstrators carry Hong Kong and Chinese flags during a march to Tamar on Tuesday.  Photo: AFP

A group of 400 anti-CY Leung protesters were engaged in a stand-off with police in Central on Tuesday, after they attempted to march to the former government headquarters.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Now TV reporter attacked by CY Leung supporter

Now TV reporter attacked

Two journalists were surrounded and attacked at the starting point of yesterday's pro-government march in Victoria Park, Now TV's news channel reported. It was just one incident in which the crowd targeted the media.

Following the attack, police said a 61-year-old was arrested for assaulting a 31-year-old man.

31 Dec 2012 - 7:04am 1 comment

Marchers in show of support for Leung

Demonstrators voice their support for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Thousands of protesters attempted to steal the thunder of an anti-government rally planned for tomorrow with a march through the city yesterday in support of the besieged chief executive.

Caring Hong Kong Power, an online group, organised the rally that was attended predominantly by middle-aged and elderly people.

31 Dec 2012 - 7:04am

Pro-Leung rally organiser Patrick Ko revealed as New People's Party member

As supporters and opponents of the chief executive prepare to stage rival marches on New Year's Day, it has come to light that an organiser of the pro-Leung Chun-ying rally belongs to a political party, despite saying he had no such affiliation.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:55am 2 comments

City Digest, December 27, 2012

Organisers of the January 1 march demanding Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's resignation say poor police arrangements could cause chaos.

27 Dec 2012 - 2:49am 1 comment

Contrasting rallies planned for next week

Internet-based group Caring Hong Kong Power has organised a march in support of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong's political divisions will literally play out in black and white next week.

On Sunday supporters of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will march from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to government headquarters in Admiralty. The organiser, internet-based group Caring Hong Kong Power, has asked participants to wear white.

23 Dec 2012 - 4:55am

Land grabs are main cause of mainland protests, experts say

Residents of Wukan rally over illegal land grabs. Photo: AFP

Land seizures, pollution and labour disputes have been the three main causes of tens of thousands of mass protests in recent years, according to a top think-tank.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:12am

Police beat strikers during Xi Jinping's Guangdong tour

China's Communist Party boss Xi Jinping meets visitors in Shenzhen's Lotus Hill Park on Saturday. Photo: He Huifeng

New Communist Party chief Xi Jinping continued his low-profile tour of southern China yesterday with a trip to Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong, after stopping over in Zhuhai and Foshan.

The vice-president's first stop in Shenzhen coincided with a strike by about 3,000 workers at a printing factory on Friday evening, witnesses told the South China Morning Post yesterday.

10 Dec 2012 - 11:10am 3 comments

Protesters urge Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to quit

Democrats march in Central yesterday. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets yesterday urging Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down, on the eve of his public accounting for illegal structures at his home on The Peak.

Leung is expected to be questioned by lawmakers from across the political spectrum for at least 1-1/2 hours in the Legislative Council today.

10 Dec 2012 - 8:14am 20 comments