Photos: Unrest in Qidong

Saturday’s protests in Qidong, Jiangsu, over a proposed pipeline, escalated into violence and riot police were called in. Numerous photographs of the scene have been distributed online by bystanders, which show an immense crowd gathered outside the local city government offices and large numbers of police. Some protesters broke into the offices and were shown on the building rooftop. Violence broke out on both sides, and the photos and video below show protesters being beaten as well as overturned police cars. For more on the protests, see yesterday’s CDT post and a post from Tea Leaf Nation.

[Armed Police use the campus of the Qidong High School as a base]

The following video of Qidong was posted by Boxun News:

 

See more photos of the unrest via CDT Chinese [zh] (here, here and here), on Cryptome and via the official Global Times.