mandag 29. mai 2017

Riot Police Beat, Detain Eviction Protesters in China's Sichuan

Angry evictees in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan have been protesting over allegations that their substitute accommodations were built with substandard "tofu" concrete, refusing to move in and clashing with police sent to disperse them. More than 500 evicted residents of Huacheng Yili, Huilong and Shizi residential districts in Sichuan's provincial capital, Chengdu, gathered outside property developer's offices, prompting the government to send in more than 100 riot police and urban management officials, sparking violent clashes, eyewitnesses told RFA. "A lot of riot police came early in the morning, and chengguan, people like that ... and confiscated the protesters' banners that they hadn't even put up yet," a protester surnamed Wang told RFA. Read more