Sat 6 Caffeine Ban A Christian secondary school in Tai Po bans students from drinking beverages containing caffeine, such as Coca-Cola, during school time. The principal explains to local newspaper The Sun that caffeine is harmful to students’ brain development. A form three pupil says that the school rule is unreasonable. Sun 7 Granny Gripes A 29-year-old man wakes up to find his 93-year-old grandmother holding a 12-inch knife and attempting to chop him in the head. The elderly woman accuses her daughter of stealing from her, and implies that she wants to be admitted to the hospital, hence the attack. The grandson sustains a cut to his finger, and is taken to the hospital along with his grandmother. Mon 8 Facebook Protests Pro-government group Virtue Dynamics stages a protest outside Facebook’s Hong Kong office in Taikoo, saying that their user rights have been suppressed. The group complains that their accounts were disabled multiple times, as they were reported by other users for their anti-Occupy posts. They also claim that their privacy has been compromised as they are required to upload identification documents to restart their accounts. Ironically, the anti-Facebook protest is organized using Facebook. Tues 9 Banknote Disobedience A number of Bank of China banknotes are found to be imprinted with the slogan “I want genuine universal suffrage.” A person receives the banknotes and uploads images of them onto Facebook. Though the user thought the tactic was ingenious, he warned others against following suit. A Bank of China spokesperson says that anyone caught defacing banknotes could face criminal charges. Wed 10 Meth Method Hong Kong Customs makes its biggest-ever seizure of methamphetamine at the airport, with 104 kilograms of meth hidden inside water filters. The 10 boxes were traveling to Malaysia from Shenzhen via Hong Kong; officers were alerted by unusual X-ray images. The drugs have a street value of $42 million. Thurs 11 Police Selfies After a whole day spent clearing the Occupy site and just before Harcourt and Connaught Roads are reopened to traffic, hundreds of police officers walk out into the road and take a group photo. Many also take selfies with their colleagues. Another group of about a hundred officers take a picture at Tamar Park with the Christmas lights in the background. Seven thousand officers were deployed to clear the camp. Fri 12 Mobile Pharmacies A 22-year-old woman tells Oriental Daily how increasingly popular “mobile pharmacies” work. She says that pharmacies are using dating apps to target customers, with many selling anti-depressants and antibiotics at half the market price. She has purchased sleeping pills, anti-depressants and painkillers, and received them by mail the next day. The Hong Kong Pharmacists Union chairperson warns against buying medicine from unknown sources.