posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 09:33 AM
A wake up call of Beijing. You cant treat your people like dogs.
Maybe, just maybe the communist party in China is coming to its end.
WANZHOU DISTRICT, CHONGQING CITY
A violent riot involving tens of thousands of people erupted in southwest China, sparked by a conflict between a laborer and a pair of passersby on a
Chongqing city street.
On the afternoon of October 18, a porter accidentally struck a woman passing by with the pole slung over his back, which was dirty and stained the
woman’s clothes. A male accompanying the woman and who claimed to be a high-level government official struck the porter with his shoulder pole,
breaking the laborer’s leg.
The man’s act caused public outrage, resulting in forty to fifty thousand people surrounding the district government building and burning many police
patrol cars and fire engines. Authorities sent a thousand armed riot police to suppress the violent conflict.
The demonstrators were gradually dispersed by midnight. The event has since subsided but has caused Beijing’s leaders great alarm.