New Tax Plan Sparks China Protest

From BBC:

Protesters in the south-eastern Chinese city of Nankang have overturned police cars and blocked roads over plans to more strictly enforce payment of taxes.

Officials in Nankang said several hundred protesters blocked a major road while others delivered a petition to a local government office.

[…]China’s official Xinhua news agency said the local government’s plan to more strictly enforce payment of taxes from the furniture makers and dealers has been suspended in the face of the opposition.

Danwei has more details, including a video which seems to have been just recently pulled from the Internet.

Zuihulu has posted photos of the crowds and overturned police cars on Fanfou:

Hundreds of people block the main roads and overturn police cars in Nankang in protest over new tax policy.

Hundreds of people block the main roads and overturn police cars in Nankang in protest over stricter tax enforcement on local furniture businesses.

June 16, 2009 1:58 PM
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