Protesters urge minister to address poverty About 200 members of the Livelihood Alliance urged Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen to address poverty and unemployment at a protest yesterday, days ahead of his budget. The protesters marched from Queen's Pier to the Central Government Offices to demand the government increase resources for medical and social welfare services and draw up legislation for a minimum wage and to create more jobs. Smaller units would be unlivable, says academic The Housing Department's plan to cut the size of one to two-person units at public housing estates from 18 to 14 square metres was attacked by Jackie Kwok Yan-chi of Polytechnic University's school of design. He said the flats would be too small for tenants to enjoy normal social lives, as they could not invite friends to their homes. They would feel they were imprisoned. 17 arrested in anti-theft operation in Mongkok Police arrested 17 men and a woman, aged 15 to 24, for illegal gathering during an anti-theft operation in Mongkok. The 17 were in a truck intercepted shortly before 5.30am at the junction of Kansu and Ferry streets. A 24-year-old man was arrested for stealing a car and a 22-year-old man for possession of weapons. Hooded men stab man A 20-year-old man was attacked by four hooded men at Cheung San Lane, Shamshuipo, at about 1.30am. He suffered stab wounds to his right leg and fingers and was in Caritas Medical Centre in stable condition. Boy knocked off bike A 13-year-old bicyclist was injured when knocked from his bike by a truck on Lai Chi Kok Road, Mongkok, shortly before 2am. The boy was in serious condition in Kwong Wah Hospital. Motorcyclist injured A 49-year-old motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a car on Route Twisk, Tsuen Wan, at about 7am. He was in serious condition in Yan Chai Hospital. Mark Six No one won first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 12, 15, 26, 30, 41 and 45. The extra number was 4. One ticket won second prize of $1,614,590. Third prize paid $55,915.