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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:40 PM
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Chinese Farmers Attack, Force Closure Of Pharma Plant
BEIJING: Chinese farmers have attacked a pharmaceutical plant and forced it to close, angered that its chemical waste was ruining their village's crops, polluting its river and harming their health, the factory and officials said.

The Jingxin Pharmaceutical Company in Xinchang county in the eastern province of Zhejiang has been closed since July 4 when a group of villagers stormed it, a company statement said.

It did not say how many were involved in the siege, but a posting on a stock exchange online message board said 20,000 farmers rioted on Sunday after Jingxin said it would resume production. The New York Times put the number at 15,000.

Another posting referred to the villagers' activity as an "environmental protection revolution".

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3350429a12,00.html
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:43 PM
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1. The people, united, will never be defeated
Big Chemo-Geno Pharms MegaBucks Corps, too, shall pass.
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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:00 PM
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2. Peasant with pitchfork
Can never be denied.
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 02:34 PM
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3. Maybe we could all pitch in and fly them over here!
Just an idea.
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