Police in central China scuttle protest over electric power

From Kyodo News, via Japan Today: “Police in Henan Province, central China, have foiled a mass public demonstration upset over the allocation of electric power and blackouts, one of the protestors said Wednesday.

Public security officers in Xinxi district in the city of Dengzhou got wind of plans for a protest by some 6,000 people earlier this week, forcing the organizers to regroup for a later date, said a Beijing woman who went to Dengzhou to help the cause. ”

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