Issue Date: April 7, 2014
Chinese Citizens Protest p-Xylene Plant
Protests against plans to build a p-xylene plant turned violent last week in the southern China city of Maoming. The protests were the latest by the Chinese public against a chemical that has come to symbolize the risks associated with chemical production.
Police arrested 19 demonstrators on March 30 who were part of a small and initially peaceful demonstration that attracted 80 people, according to a Maoming government statement. Amateur videos posted on YouTube indicate . . .
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