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More than 1,000 protest in eastern China

Friday, Oct 26, 2012 - 00:46

Oct. 27 - More than a thousand Chinese protest against plans to expand a petrochemical plant in eastern China. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) More than a thousand people gathered in the eastern Chinese port city of Ningbo to protest against plans to expand a petrochemical plant. Watched over by police, protesters gathered in a central shopping district, wearing masks and giving out pamphlets denouncing the expansion of the plant by a subsidiary of China Petroleum. Police arrested some protesters as scuffles broke out. The day before, protesters overturned a police car and attacked the police. The protests come just two weeks before the Communist Party holds a congress which opens on Nov. 8 and will unveil the country's new central leadership. The past few years has seen a rise in protests over environmental issues. In July, Chinese officials cancelled an industrial waste pipeline project after anti-pollution demonstrators occupied a government office in eastern China.

More than 1,000 protest in eastern China

Friday, Oct 26, 2012 - 00:46

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