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November 14, 2006 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

Private property rebellion in Communist China?

‘Chemical Ali’ Massoud at Strike the Root links to an astonishing news article today. And what’s equally amazing – and appealing to Outlaw types – is the manner in which the protesters conducted the whole affair (emphasis added):

Up to 10,000 blockaded the warehouse entrance in the village of Sanzhou, trapping 300 assembled dignitaries, including Guangdong officials and Hong Kong and foreign businessmen inside, the newspaper said.

Around 1,000 police and riot police arrived to defuse the standoff, but the villagers stood their ground, refusing to leave unless the corrupt officials were investigated, the paper said.

It was only when police began firing tear gas the following morning that the crowds dispersed, according to witnesses quoted by the paper.

It’s a shame they only demanded investigation of the government thieves. But wow. Mao must be spinning in his grave. And there must be quite a lot of current Chinese bureaucrats sitting up and taking notice.

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