Tag: protest

Joey Yung accused for ‘supporting’ Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong pop star Joey Yung came under fire after she posted a selfie wearing a face mask on Facebook. "I never thought that a lyric and a selfie...would attract this storm. I am extremely sorry," she said. Joey Yung Cho-yee has apologised for the social...

Hong Kong’s summer of protests leaves economy bruised and battered

by Yan ZHAO / Sean GLEESON As pro-democracy protests grind on for a fourth month, Hong Kong has been left counting the cost, with the city’s tourist industry battered and businesses forced to lay off staff as they struggle to stay afloat. Images beamed around the...

Flouting ban, Hong Kong protesters flood city streets

by Yan ZHAO and Jasmine LEUNG Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday defied a ban on rallying, the arrests of leading activists and rising threats from China, to take to the streets for a 13th straight weekend. Police had banned the...

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested: party

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested Friday, his party said, a day ahead of a planned rally in the city that has been banned by police. His arrest came just hours after the reported detention at Hong Kong's airport of a vocal...

China warns HK protesters with slick military video

China's military has released a slick propaganda video showing a drill of armed troops quelling a protest in Hong Kong, in a thinly veiled warning to the city's pro-democracy movement. The video, posted to social media on Wednesday by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)...

Hong Kong police use tear gas as protesters try to storm parliament

by Helen Roxburgh and Elaine Yu Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as police tried to stop protesters storming the city's parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions...

Google’s historic 20,000-strong walkout against sexual harassment kicked off at Singapore headquarters

In a protest against Google’s treatment of sexual harassment, at least 20,000 employees of the tech giant walked out on November 1 all over the globe—starting with Google’s Singapore office. Google staff from Berlin, New York, Tokyo, Zurich and London, and other cities participated in...

Artist charged in court after silent protest, netizens outraged

Seelan Palay, an artist and activist was charged with taking part in a public procession without a permit. His performance art piece last year was meant as a tribute to political detainee Chia Thye Poh. 33-year old Palay appeared in court earlier today, for his...

Activists organise Speakers’ Corner protest against impending GST hike

Noted activist Gilbert Goh is organising a protest against the impending Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike. The protest will be held tomorrow (Sat, 3 Mar) from 4pm to 7pm at the Speakers' Corner in Hong Lim Park. The event will see speeches by Goh and...

Little India riot report: Where is the SCDF in all this?

Critics have thrown scorn at the Little India Riot COI report.  Some said the COI gave the Home Team only a slap on the wrist - citing the fact that the Home Team was too busy standing their ground as rioters went to town...