Govt to appeal court decision calling protest restrictions at Civic Square illegal

The government will appeal a court ruling ordering it to rethink restrictions on protests at the popular demonstration area outside its headquarters in Admiralty, it was reported today. A High Court judge last month ruled limitations on public use of the Central Government Headquarters’ East Wing Forecourt, known popularly as Civic Square, were disproportionate, unconstitutional, ...

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Court rules ‘co-location’ arrangement at West Kowloon station legally sound

Court rules ‘co-location’ arrangement at West Kowloon station legally sound

The “co-location arrangement” allowing mainland security officials to operate at the new high-speed rail terminus is “consistent with the Basic Law”, a court ruled today,...

Unafraid of prison with no regrets: Benny Tai addresses court in Occupy trial

Unafraid of prison with no regrets: Benny Tai addresses court in Occupy trial

“I’m not afraid to go to prison.” This statement — which sparked rapturous applause — is how academic Benny Tai closed his submission to the (name) court today,...

Lam’s Legco Q&A session cut short as outrage continues over candidate’s disqualification

Lam’s Legco Q&A session cut short as outrage continues over candidate’s disqualification

Perhaps striving for something close a Game of Thrones walk of atonement, pro-democracy legislators denounced Chief Executive Carrie Lam with cries of “shame” as she entered...

Student protesters didn’t want trio to launch Occupy Central, court hears

Student protesters didn’t want trio to launch Occupy Central, court hears

Young activists didn’t want founders of Occupy Central to launch their movement alongside their student demonstration, a court heard yesterday, suggesting, once again, discord...

Hong Kong’s democrats decry yet another decision to bar candidate from election over political stance

Hong Kong’s democrats decry yet another decision to bar candidate from election over political stance

It happened again. Yet another candidate has been disqualified from contesting an election in Hong Kong for their political stance, the 10th time since 2016. Though, for the...

‘Govt’s dismissive attitude led to Umbrella Movement protest,’ pro-democracy leader tells court

‘Govt’s dismissive attitude led to Umbrella Movement protest,’ pro-democracy leader tells court

A leader of Occupy Central movement has blamed the government’s dismissive attitude for triggering the 2014 pro-democracy protests, which later became known as the Umbrella...

Pro-democracy candidate calls for more unity among pro-democrats and localists following by-election defeat

Pro-democracy candidate calls for more unity among pro-democrats and localists following by-election defeat

A pro-democracy candidate who was defeated in a critical by-election last weekend has urged Hong Kong’s pro-democrats and localists to work together in future elections....

Police had ‘no choice’ but to fire tear gas, says top cop to Occupy trial

Police had ‘no choice’ but to fire tear gas, says top cop to Occupy trial

The tear gas fired on protesters in 2014 — a move widely credited with sparking the Umbrella Movement — was justified, a senior police officer told court yesterday,...

Our efforts failed: Official concedes govt have not done enough to combat poverty

Our efforts failed: Official concedes govt have not done enough to combat poverty

In the face of record high poverty figures, a senior official has done something uncommon for those in officialdom: admitted the government had failed. Speaking to RTHK, Secretary...


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