» 05/26/2009, 00.00
Farmers storm police station in Yingde, Guangdong
Incident is sparked by an unsubstantiated rumour that a farmer had died in prison. Poor rural communities are usually deprived of basic rights and are increasingly exasperated. Anything, however small, can lead to street protests that can turn violent.
In Sichuan farmers still protesting against dam construction
Demonstrations are on the rise. A thousand industrial workers go on strike in Guangzhou demanding a weekly day of rest.
Clashes over requisitions continue
In the southern province of Guangdong arrests continue as police and farmers clash over land evictions.
Farmer dies in clashes with authorities to defend his land
Local sources blame police. Local government officials say clashes were between farmers and construction company employees. Hundreds take the body to local government building, demanding justice. More clashes with police take place in the evening.
Rebiya Kadeer: Chinese government real terrorist
The exiled Uyghur leader sees through Beijing’s charges of terrorism in Hotan clashes two days ago and demands China cease arbitrary arrests and torture. Meanwhile, Uyghur sources speak of at least 20 dead and 70 arrested.
Strikes and clashes with police boom as a result of economic injustice
Entrepreneurs, local authorities and common criminals oppress industrial workers and peasants. But ordinary citizens have taken to the streets, laid siege to government buildings, demanding justice. Four officials are jailed for beating to death a passer-by.
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