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EVENT – Slutwalk 2014, this Sunday 2pm: Against Sexual Assault at Occupy

This Sunday, 2pm in Causeway Bay, protesters will gather to rally against sexual harassment and assault in Hong Kong.

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The focus this year will be on incidents at the Occupy protests.

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In a statement earlier in the protests about violence and police inaction, Amnesty International said “women and girls were among those targeted, including incidents of sexual assault, harassment and intimidation.”


EVENT – ‘Black Cloth March’ for Democracy this Sunday, 3pm

The conveners of Occupy Central, pan-democrats, local civic organisations and regular citizens and volunteers are set to march from Causeway Bay to Central this Sunday in protest of the restrictive model for universal suffrage Beijing has proposed for Hong Kong.

Students across the city have pledged to wear yellow ribbons in school.

Demonstrators have been invited to “to tell the world how Hong Kong people have been betrayed” by wearing black and wearing yellow ribbons for universal suffrage.

“Thirty years ago, the Chinese Central Government promised Hong Kong “one country, two systems” and “high degree of autonomy”. Those promises have never been fulfilled and democracy in Hong Kong is stifled. Students in those days have their hair turned grey already while students today are going on strike and united in their fight for democracy. The whole city is united in its fight for democracy.” – Occupy Central statement.

Occupy Central organisers – Rev. Chu Yiu-ming, Dr Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man – will speak alongside democracy icon Martin Lee at the start of the rally.


EVENT – Hong Kong’s First Contemporary Miniature Art Exhibition

Miniature art has a long history spanning a vast geographic area, from 13th century court paintings in Persia, to 15th century monastic manuscripts in France, to pocket portraits in the Elizabethan era. This September, Hong Kong artists will be reviving the art form with a more contemporary perspective.

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‘Closer‘ is Hong Kong’s first miniature art exhibition. Each artist is restricted to a canvas measuring only 2” x 3” or 4” x 4”.


NEWS – Hong Kong Qualifies for the 2014 Homeless World Cup in Chile

A team of ex-convicts and asylum seekers, all of whom have been homeless or in rehabilitation recently, successfully qualified for the annual Homeless World Cup last week.

Homeless World Cup qualifiers, Hong Kong

Homeless World Cup qualifiers, Hong Kong

Local politicians and celebrities attended the 4-a-side tournament. Long Hair Leung Kwok Hung, LegCo member, said that “it’s a chance for the homeless to develop a new experience with a new perspective”.