Issue: October 01, 2014   (Archive)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014   

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.



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."

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.

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.

Tearful Law shocked by events
Executive Council member Fanny Law Fan Chiu- fun said she was moved to tears when she read about the police crackdown and Occupy Central.

Pan-dems mull moves for impeaching Leung
Eight pan-democrats yesterday met with Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing to discuss a motion to impeach Chief Executive Leung Chun- ying and to condemn the police's use of tear gas and pepper spray against unarmed civilians.



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