China Protesters Block Rail Lines – BBC

From BBC News:

Hundreds of demonstrators blocked key railway lines in eastern China in protest at threats to their benefits, state media has reported.

More than 200 protesters, and several hundred onlookers, descended on two lines near Guixi in Jiangxi province.

They were protesting at planned zoning changes in Guixi which could impact on income and benefits, the reports said. Protests, particularly in rural China, have become increasingly common as the gap between rich and poor has widened.[Full Text]

March 22, 2007 7:59 AM
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