20,000 Protest Waste Incinerator Project in China


Update: 5 more people were arrested for posting content about this protest online bring the total arrests to 21. In retaliation to the arrest a hacker going by the name Xiaolan has defaced http://boluo.gov.cn as shown in the image below, to show image of the protest. At the time of publishing this update boluo.gov.cn was currently unavailable.


September 13, Boluo in Huizhou City, Guangdong Province, China. About 20,000 people march with banners through the city to block the construction of a new waste incineration plant.

Although most of the march was peaceful, large numbers of police were sent to intercept and disperse the public. Dozens of people were wounded and at least 16 were arrested.

Residents are fearful that all the garbage transported to the area and burned without proper environmental controls will release toxic pollution that will have a direct impact on the health of the community, causing cancer rates to increase and the lives of children shortened.

This afternoon, there are still a large number of people gathered at the Cultural Plaza, the public has already initiated several small-scale demonstrations in recent weeks. Protest in several regions of China against pollution and waste incineration plants have been very significant in recent months.

The waste incinerator project planned for Hangzhou will be the largest of its kind in all of Asia, and has sparked repeated mass protests and police repression of some of the 500,000 people living near the proposed site. A brutal crackdown on Hangzhou Waste Incinerator protest on May 10th left 3 Dead with dozens more injured, hospitalized and arrested after hundreds of police began a brutal repression with baton beatings, tasers and tear gas, in a move to clear out 1000′s of proposed waste incinerator plant protesters, sparking a riot.

On March 30, nearly 10,000 people took to the streets in Maoming City, Guangdong Province, to protest against the PX construction project. The local government sent police to violently suppress the protests. At least 8 people were killed and 83 seriously wounded and over 200 injured. One complete floor of the local hospital was reportedly filled with beaten people, yet the protest continued on for 3 more days.

More on Incinerator – pollution protests in China
Hangzhou in May 2014: Brutal Crackdown on Hangzhou Waste Incinerator Protest Leaves 3 Dead, Sparks Riot

Maoming in March 2014:
China: Dozens Beaten Bloody, up to Ten Possible Deaths at Maoming Anti-PX Protests

Maoming China Day 3 of Anti-PX Protests Escalate After Deaths and Violence

Fujan province Thousands Protest To Stop the Construction of Blue Ocean Chemical Plant

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