Friday, January 19, 2007

Mass Incident in Dazhu County, Sichuan

This mass incident in China is not the latest in a long series of the Chinese masses finally rising and striking back against the injustice of corrupt and greedy officials who think nothing of seizing land and evicting people.

Instead, this mass incident is about the injustice of arrogant, corrupt and greedy officials, dereliction of duty, abuse of power, a 16-year-old female hotel worker, and allegations of a viscious and ugly sexcrime that led to her death..

The girl, Yang Li, who may have been a karaoke hostess, died on 30 December 2006. The masses' patience finally snapped on 17 January 2007 and as a result the Nest Business Hotel at Xinhua Plaza, Zhuyang town, Dazhu county, Sichuan province, went up in flames.

Report, translations, photos and even youtube: EastSouthWestNorth

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