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  1. Police use tear gas on third day of protest

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... won't go until the government totally abolishes its plan to build another coal-fired power plant in our town,' said a 40-year-old man with eyes bloodshot from tear gas. 'We ... away with volleys of tear gas. Roads leading to the Shenzhen-Shantou highway remained blocked by thousands of armed police, who shouted at residents and fired tear-gas canisters. But those who ...

  2. Protesters halt power plant

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Wukan, 115 kilometres away. Haimen residents, angered by government plans to build a coal-fired power plant on their doorstep and the pollution it would bring, surrounded the local government ... not be independently confirmed. Online photos showed a stand-off between residents and riot police. Some postings said police fired tear gas and beat demonstrators who stormed government buildings. Other ...

  3. Villagers seize sewage plant as evidence in pollution row

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the officials. Police fired warning shots and tear gas, while protesters threw stones. The hostages were only freed after the first official signed a pledge that he would not attempt to reopen the plant ... Choi Chi-yuk in Quanzhou, Fujian Villagers Quanzhou, Fujian, claimed a temporary victory against a wastewater treatment plant which they believe to be the source of local pollution ...

  4. Haimen enters fourth day of confrontation

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of power plants'. Thousands of armed police, worried protesters might occupy the highway, fired dozens of tear gas canisters. Tensions peaked when more than 500 riot police with shields ... young woman in Haimen said. 'The coal-fired Huaneng power plant has been secretly emitting poisonous gas at night since 2006 and we can smell it even when we close our windows ...

  5. News - World

    Briefs, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... include former Milan CIA station chief Robert Seldon Lady, who was sentenced to nine years. AP Explosion at Mexican gas plant kills 26 REYNOSA- An explosion and fire killed at least 26 people ... Police fire tear gas at mine protesters MARIKANA- South African police fired tear gas to disperse protesters near a mine run by platinum producer Anglo American, the first sign of unrest ...

  6. Protests rage in Haimen despite huge police presence

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam in Haimen fiona.tam@scmp.com Broken beer bottles, bricks, stones and masks used to protect protesters from tear gas littered the streets of the township of Haimen, in Shantou, eastern Guangdong, yesterday as several thousand angry residents staged a second day of protests against plans to build another large power plant nearby. Police cars were smashed and the plaque ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    As many as 100 killed in Syrian regime air strike on crowded gas station

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Rebels down helicopter as UN plots peace plan At least 30 people, and as many as 100, were killed in Syria's northern Raqqa province yesterday, when government warplanes bombed a gas station crowded with people, said activist groups. One activist said bombs struck a gas station in Ayn Issa town, near a border post that Syrian opposition fighters ...

  8. Legco rejects probe of 'tear gas' claim

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Lawmakers have rejected a call to investigate accusations that chief-executive-elect Leung Chun-ying suggested using riot police and tear gas in 2003 to quell protests against controversial security legislation. The Legislative Council yesterday voted down a motion to appoint a committee to look into the claims made by Leung's former rival ...

  9. City keeps rein on protest students

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this week against the construction of a heavy-metal processing plant. Students reportedly initiated the protests. Meanwhile, the city said last night a deputy mayor of Deyang, which administers ... during the three days of clashes over the multibillion-yuan molybdenum-copper alloy plant were still in hospital yesterday. But calm had returned to the city after the local authorities decided ...

  10. Rally of thousands forces factory halt

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of a petrochemical plant. Shifang authorities said that at least 13 people were injured in yesterday's protest as police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse crowds from government buildings and streets. Witnesses said many more were injured. The crowds were still there close to midnight last night with some online postings claiming police were continuing to fire tear gas. An official ...




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