After 5 Months, China to Try Would-Be Protester

From Edward Wong of The New York Times:

On Monday, a 62-year-old woman named Zhong Ruihua who traveled from southern China to Beijing during the Paralympics to conduct a protest is scheduled to go on trial for disturbing the public order, according to one of her daughters.

Ms. Zhong will be the first of 10 people from the industrial city of Liuzhou to come to trial for planned protests in September.

The group came to petition for redress for property seizures or destruction that involved local officials, a common complaint among Chinese. The oldest member was a 79-year-old woman.


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