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Chinese protest factory even after official pledge

 Protesters march towards the city government office in Zhejiang province's Ningbo city, protesting the proposed expansion of a petrochemical factory ...
 Chinese paramilitary police form up inside the city government office in Zhejiang province's Ningbo city, as protesters gather to protest the propose...
 Protesters pull out a Chinese national flag in front of a local government office in Zhejiang province's Ningbo city, protesting the proposed expansi...
 Residents march in Zhejiang province's Ningbo city, protesting the proposed expansion of a petrochemical factory on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Thousands ...
 A Chinese woman is taken away by Chinese police officers during a protest against the proposed expansion of a petrochemical factory outside the city ...

China Pollution Protest

Protesters march towards the city government office in Zhejiang province's Ningbo city, protesting the proposed expansion of a petrochemical factory ...

China Pollution Protest

Chinese paramilitary police form up inside the city government office in Zhejiang province's Ningbo city, as protesters gather to protest the propose...

China Pollution Protest

Protesters pull out a Chinese national flag in front of a local government office in Zhejiang province's Ningbo city, protesting the proposed expansi...

China Pollution Protest

Residents march in Zhejiang province's Ningbo city, protesting the proposed expansion of a petrochemical factory on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Thousands ...

China Pollution Protest

A Chinese woman is taken away by Chinese police officers during a protest against the proposed expansion of a petrochemical factory outside the city ...

Protests against the expansion of a factory are resuming in an eastern China city despite a local government pledge to halt the project.
About 200 protesters gathered outside Ningbo government offices Monday for a fourth straight day of protests. Police channeled the crowd from the front of the building off to a side street.
The protests have occasionally featured violent clashes between protesters and police, who have detained some demonstrators. On Sunday night, the government promised to halt the expansion of the ethylene plant belonging to state-run Sinopec, though the crowd continued to protest, leaving only late in the night.
The protest, the latest on environmental issues, comes as China's authoritarian government wants calm for a transfer of power in the Communist Party leadership at a party congress that starts Nov. 8.


Updated : 2021-04-15 08:26 GMT+08:00