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Originally posted by jude11
This why I fear to live anywhere that only the Govt, Army and Police have guns.
Sorry to hear this news. But how could they defend themselves with only sticks and stones?
If the police knew there was a possibility of citizens firing back, they wouldn't be so quick to murder them in the streets like fish in a barrel.
edit on 15-6-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by buni11687
On the night of June 12, 100,000 people in Xintang took to the streets, confronting armed forces. Witnesses said people emerged like waves, and the end could not be seen. The protests extended to nearby town, Fengkuang ownship. Many locals heard gunshots during the night of June 12..
Hong Kong's Oriental Daily's reported on June 13 that a curfew had been implemented in Xintang. That day armed forces started to clean the site. Gunshots were constantly heard. There were over 100 deaths and injuries, and hundreds more arrested.
I know there have been scattered, small protests recently springing up in China, but this is the first Ive heard of a protest this large and deadly recently.
Ive been trying to find more on this, but have barely found anything. (China is pretty good at not letting much out about this.)
This is the only "news article" ive been able to find so far.
China: Xintang: police and army occupy city to stop protests
Beijing (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The police are now patrolling the streets and putting roadblocks on main thoroughfares of Xintang in the city of Zhengcheng, to end to urban guerrilla warfare that first broke out June 10. But it is a deceptive calm, with tens of thousands of immigrants ready to explode with further protests and violence.
Residents have been "advised" not to go out at night and not to post pictures of the clashes on line. Yesterday, the authorities have summoned the managers of 1,200 companies in the area telling them to "pay close attention to their employees."
This article came out yesterday (June 14), so Im guessing there have been more developments
It seems that yesterday the demonstrators demanded the release of detained migrants and the punishment of the security guards who attacked the young immigrant: instead about 2,700 soldiers with armoured vehicles and tear gas arrived, blocking all major roads. In the videos uploaded on the Internet gunshots can be heard.
Today, the Xinhua news agency and other State media reported that "everything is back to normal" in Xintang, minimizing the episodes. But the Hong Kong television showed footage with large groups of immigrants running through the streets of Zengcheng, smashing windows and assaulting government offices, overturning police cars.
And heres one of the most interesting parts of the article
According to experts, there were over 180 thousand mass protests in China in 2010. In recent weeks there have been news reports of incidents of violent protests born from "trivial" episodes. Faced with the widespread corruption of local governments and continual harassment, the population is ready to take to the streets to demand justice and recognition.
give this post a star posted on 15-6-2011 @ 12:24 this post Exaggerated or not, Americans who love to talk crap about the Chinese need to take a hint here. We have guns, and still, no protests. We have the freedom to do so, for now, and still no people taking to the streets in disapproval. The entire world is in upheaval, the USA has an alleged 24,262,768 unemployed to amass one hell of a "people's army", and still nothing. I guess we will just wait till everything is pointless to even react.