The Chinese are getting more and more into the “Occupy Earth” movement. The latest news is that about 30,000 have “occupied” a highway to stop a coal power plant (video above).
“Tens of thousands of residents in China’s southern Guandong Province gathered in the streets yesterday, occupying a highway to demonstrate against the development of a new coal plant near Shantou city,” Stephen Lacey of Climate Progress notes. “The residents say existing coal plants in the area are fouling local air and water, and are making people sick.”
Neither Stephen nor I are aware of any larger physical action opposing a coal power plant. This is something….
“Officials now say they will abandon plans to build a new coal plant in the area. Two people were reportedly killed in clashes with police, but the government is denying those reports.” Three were also imprisoned but it’s said they will be released.
According to the video above, the government now seems to be working with the protest leaders to meet their demands.