Chinese Official, on His Knees, Begs Parents of Children Killed in Quake Not to Protest

From AP:

The image was startling: A Chinese official on his knees, begging.

The Communist Party secretary of Mianzhu city pleaded with protesting parents — whose children were killed in a school collapse during China’s recent devastating earthquake — not to complain to higher authorities, the Southern Metropolis Daily newspaper reported Monday.

Despite Jiang Guohua’s pleas, the parents of the 127 children who died in the collapse kept marching Sunday and eventually met with higher officials, who told them the government would investigate.

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