Issue: October 02, 2014   (Archive)
Thursday, October 2, 2014   

Step back on reform talks
The government has been forced to back down on the launch of its second consultation on political reform, hours after angry Hongkongers expressed dismay at the use of tear gas to disperse an "Umbrella Revolution."

Festive air as numbers swell for Central action
Occupy rallyists were in a festive mood last night as their numbers swelled following Sunday's "Umbrella Revolution" on Connaught Road Central.

We had to use tear gas, say police
Police said yesterday the use of 87 rounds of tear gas and an unknown amount of pepper spray during a series of protests between Sunday and yesterday was necessary to put distance between officers and protesters and to avoid injuries.

Stocks and currency dive as long-term queries arise
Local stocks tumbled, the Hong Kong dollar weakened and equity-market volatility surged yesterday amid the biggest police crackdown on protesters in years.

Students in show of solidarity
Support among students for the campaign for universal suffrage is picking up.

Coca-Cola staff come to life in strike
Reality blurred for a Coca-Cola plant in Sha Tin yesterday as around 200 workers began a two-day strike.

It took 10 cops, claims Scholarism leader
Scholarism convener Joshua Wong Chi- fung says he was physically manhandled by up to 10 police officers during his arrest on Friday and suffered 10 wounds.

Lunch is a strange break in Central
White-collar workers in Central played at being tourists during their lunch breaks yesterday, taking pictures of demonstrators or of themselves and colleagues in strangely traffic-free Connaught Road.

Little cheer in police retreat
There won't be any fireworks to watch on National Day tomorrow - at least not the light-up-the-sky variety.

We don't need thought control
Protesters deny they are being controlled or manipulated and say they are trying to help in the fight for democracy in every little way they can.

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