June 3, 2008


China Police Break Up Parent Protest (AP, 6/03/08)

Chinese police forcefully pulled away more than 100 parents protesting the deaths of their children in a poorly constructed school that collapsed in last month's earthquake.

Police grabbed the parents, many holding pictures of their children, by the arms and lifted resisters off the ground on Tuesday outside the courthouse in Dujiangyan, a resort town northwest of the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu.

''Why?'' some parents yelled. ''Tell us something,'' they said as black-suited police wearing riot helmets yanked at them, pulling them down the street to the side of the courthouse.

The action was authorities' harshest response yet to angry parents and represented a hardening of official attitudes toward protests that police have closely watched over the past two weeks without intervening.

...the Olympics start soon!

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Posted by Orrin Judd at June 3, 2008 12:26 PM
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