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  • Sep 16, 2014
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Protests

Handover official Chen Zuoer laments British flags at protests

The sight of the British flag at recent demonstrations in Hong Kong was "heartbreaking", said a former senior mainland official yesterday, possibly transmitting the views of Beijing.

Friday, 21 September, 2012, 3:00pm 33 comments

Peru protests move to president’s doorstep

After struggling for months to defuse protests against mining companies in far-flung provinces, President Ollanta Humala is now facing strikes in the capital by teachers and doctors who want a piece of Peru’s record fiscal surplus.

20 Sep 2012 - 3:58pm

Leung Chun-ying turns down invite to attend anti-national education rally

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has turned down an invitation from City University to attend an anti-national education rally of students and teachers on Wednesday.

17 Sep 2012 - 4:20am

Protesters rally in Sheung Shui against cross-border parallel traders

Fights broke out in Sheung Shui yesterday during an angry protest against cross-border parallel traders. The protest, initiated via Facebook last week, started at 2pm, with about 50 residents in the border town gathering near an exit of Sheung Shui MTR station.

17 Sep 2012 - 10:47am 19 comments

South African police fire gas, force people into shacks

Police firing tear gas and wielding batons sent men, women and children running back into their shacks in a crackdown on striking miners at a platinum mine.

Saturday’s show of force follows a South African government vow to halt illegal protests and disarm strikers who have stopped work at one gold and six platinum mines northwest of Johannesburg.

15 Sep 2012 - 6:47pm

Sydney police clash with film protesters

Riot police have clashed with about 200 protesters who rallied in downtown Sydney as part of global demonstrations against an anti-Muslim film produced in the United States.

Ten Network television news showed a policeman knocked unconscious and reported several people injured among the mostly male crowd Saturday that targeted the US Consulate.

15 Sep 2012 - 4:34pm

Anti-Japanese protests erupt across China over islands row

Thousands of Chinese besieged the Japanese embassy in Beijing on Saturday, hurling rocks, eggs and bottles with protests reported in other major cities in China amid growing tension between Asia’s two biggest economies over a group of disputed islands.

15 Sep 2012 - 6:07pm

Thousands march against Argentine government

Thousands of Argentines marched on Thursday night in cities around the country to express their anger at the government of President Cristina Fernandez.

14 Sep 2012 - 1:36pm

Protest against national education to end after government climbdown

Protesters who have besieged government headquarters for 10 days in opposition to the teaching of national education in Hong Kong schools called off their action early today – hours after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced, on election eve, that schools would no longer be required to teach the subject.

9 Sep 2012 - 8:23am 4 comments

US, Britain reject claim they incited anti-national-education rallies

The US and Britain rejected claims they are manipulating anti-national-education protests in Hong Kong in a bid to "cripple" the city and undermine Beijing's ability to rule.

9 Sep 2012 - 3:46am

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