05/26/2011, 00.00
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Jiangxi, three explosions near government buildings

Maybe gesture of resentful farmer. In China there are many "mass incidents" because of corruption among judges, politicians, local governments. From 2006 to 2010 the number has doubled and reached up to 180 000 per year.

Beijing (AsiaNews / Agencies) - At least five people were injured and dozens of cars were destroyed after several explosions near three buildings housing government offices in the city of Fuzhou (Jiangxi). According to the first hypothesis it is the revenge of a farmer frustrated by an unjust sentence.

The first blast occurred near an office that deals with investigations and prosecutions, and the other near an administrative office and the third near a public health care office for food and medicine quality control.

Witnesses said that many of the windows of the offices were destroyed by the blast. Xinhua, quoting a government official said that the suspect is a farmer from the eastern province.

In China, due to the corruption in government offices, the judiciary, and politicians, and due to the widening gap between rich and poor the number of strikes, clashes with police and riots are growing, what official documents term "incidents mass. " According to Chinese scholars, from 2006 to 2010's "mass incidents" have doubled reaching 180 thousand a year.

Earlier this week, hundreds of residents from Inner Mongolia protested outside the government office, after a shepherd was killed by a service truck from the coal mines of the area. The trucks, looking for shortcuts, go through the pastures, regardless of flocks and shepherds. The dead man was dragged by the truck for at least 150 meters.

Earlier this month, dozens of people were injured in an explosion when a Molotov bomb was thrown at a bank of Gansu by a former employee, who had been fired.

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