Tag: protest

What it’s like joining a Black Lives Matter protest in Tokyo

Tokyo – "Wow, the police are the ones directing. Damn, Japan. We're gonna be ok," said a foreigner who joined the Black Lives Matter peaceful march on Sunday (June 14). A writer for The Independent got a first-hand experience in joining the march. If there's one...

Dozens held after shopping protest at Hong Kong border town

Protesters hurled petrol bombs Sunday at a Hong Kong police station and at least 60 people were arrested following a march against so-called parallel trading near the Chinese border. The Democratic Party said about 10,000 people marched peacefully in Sheung Shui district, but violence erupted...

Sex, Hitler and IKEA: protesting Indians get creative

by Jalees ANDRABI From Netflix to Hitler, protesters are tapping pop culture and history as they vent their anger against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new citizenship law -- and with deft use of India's beloved acronyms. The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) eases naturalisation for persecuted religious...

Pepe and protest pig: Internet memes come to life at Hong Kong rally

by Su Xinqi Among the sea of faces on Hong Kong's streets on Sunday were more than one hundred people wearing quirky over-sized animal masks -- a band of activists bringing popular protest internet memes to life. Hong Kong's democracy movement is largely leaderless and organised...

Govt supporters march in Hong Kong after week of chaos

by Catherine LAI / Su Xinqi Government supporters took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong on Saturday after a chaotic working week saw hardcore pro-democracy activists cause widespread disruption in the city and stretch police resources. A "Blossom Everywhere" campaign of roadblocks and vandalism across...

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)...