The march hit the headlines worldwide yesterday. Reports both in printed and online editions included pictures and stories about Tuesday's protest. Most of the foreign press highlighted the public discontent over Article 23 and the economic difficulties facing Hong Kong. Within the region, The Straits Times provided the largest coverage. It carried a front-page story with a large photo of the crowd. Inside the Singaporean paper, stories reported the details of the protest and outlined some of the more controversial provisions of the bills. The Washington Post's lengthy story said the protest was 'an unprecedented show of dissatisfaction with the government of the Beijing-appointed chief executive'. The Australian's report described the march as being against the 'incompetent Chinese rule and political repression'. Other papers including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent and The Times of London also ran reports. In Hong Kong, the pro-Beijing Ta Kung Pao simply ignored the event in its edition. On its front page was a story on the celebration of the sixth anniversary of the special administrative region. Premier Wen Jiabao's call for Hong Kong to unite was given extensive coverage. Its inside pages were devoted to reports on carnivals held by pro-Beijing organisations to celebrate the anniversary. Wen Wei Po, another left-wing newspaper, offered a different perspective on the protest. It dedicated two inside pages to stories about the damaging nature of the march. It interviewed pro-Beijing politicians who expressed worries that the confidence of overseas investors would be affected. The paper also pointed out that the protesters were not marching under a single banner. It said the participants took to the streets for varying causes ranging from rising unemployment to concern about conditions in schools.