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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-05 09:49 PM
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Chinese Peasants Win Rare Victory Against Bureaucrats..
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"By the time dawn broke, up to 20,000 peasants from the half-dozen villages that make up Huaxi township had responded to the alarm, participants recounted, and they were in no mood to bow to authority. For four years, they had been complaining that industrial pollution was poisoning the land, stunting the crops and fouling the water in their fertile valley surrounded by forested hills 120 miles south of Hangzhou. And now their protest -- blocking the entrance to an industrial park -- was being put down by force"
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