Huge protests from Chinese veterans

From One News:

About 2,000 retired servicemen from across China staged sit-down in Beijing to demand pension increases in a public display of dissent that has alarmed the leadership, a military source and witnesses said.

The back-to-back demonstrations from Monday to Wednesday were the biggest by in China since the 1949 revolution and unsettling for the Communist Party which has relied on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to maintain its five-decade-old monopoly on power.

April 15, 2005, 7:48 AM
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