Protests And The Public Sphere – Alan Baumler

The number of massive protests has rapidly increased in recent years. One of often used strategies of protesters is ‘standing in traffic.” From Frog in a Well – The China History Group Blog:

China also has traditions of protest and is developing new ones all the time. One example of this comes from Ching Kwan Lee’s Against the Law: Labor Protests in China’s Rustbelt and Sunbelt. Lots of people who used to have Iron Rice Bowl jobs in state industries are owed pensions and are not getting them. How do these pensioners protest? By standing in traffic. [Full Text]

Read also: China orders crackdown on discontent on today’s Australian.

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