Fujian Villagers Block Road to Protest Pollution – RFA

From Radio Free Asia:

Several hundred villagers from the southeastern Chinese province of have been camping out on a major road since last Thursday protesting pollution from a nearby chemical processing plant, residents said.

The residents of Fuwen village, Shunchang county (顺昌县), were camping in tents on the highway and had set up barricades of timber and rubble, preventing any traffic from getting through.

“We are not asking for money. We are simply saying that we won’t leave until the factory stops polluting our environment,” one villager told RFA’s Cantonese service. [Full Text]

January 4, 2007 9:49 AM
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