Skip to comments.Beyond Hong Kong: Protesters and police clash in southern China over plans for crematorium
Posted on 11/30/2019 8:35:54 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Riot police fired tear gas and beat protesters after hundreds took to the streets in southern China on Thursday and Friday over plans to build a crematorium in the area.
Residents of Wenlou in Guangdong province about 100km (60 miles) from Hong Kong said several hundred people tried to march to the township government offices on Thursday after they found out that a crematorium would be built on land they thought was set aside for a park.
But police stopped the marchers before they reached the township offices, with witnesses claiming that a number of people, including teenagers and at least one elderly person, were wounded as officers in anti-riot gear fired tear gas, beat protesters and detained them.
Residents also said police raided homes to arrest protesters on Thursday night and early Friday.
About 200 people took to the streets again on Friday in opposition to the plan, residents said. About 50 people had been detained, they said.
An official from the township government and an employee from a hospital in the city of Huazhou, which oversees Wenlou, confirmed that some wounded were being treated at the medical centre, but declined to give details.
Videos and images obtained by the South China Morning Post, as well as those circulating on Weibo, a microblogging platform, show police firing multiple rounds of tear gas into crowds and officers beating them with batons. A number of people appear to have head wounds.
Residents said police went door to door looking for protesters early Friday morning and took people away. They said tear gas was fired again in the township on Friday and police attacked protesters still on the street.
They kept firing tear gas and police with an accent from elsewhere kept entering the town, a shop owner said,
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Sounds like the Butchers of Beijing have plans for the residents of Hong Kong.
It’s a ways down the road. They need the disposal facility in place first...
And the locals are all scared of ghost.
Really I’m not joking. They don’t want a crematorium near them because of ghost
My wife says the same thing.
Shes from Zhe Jiang.
I believe you.
Used to work across the street from a crematorium. Didn’t experience any spectral activity, but there would be a puff of black smoke at the start of each cremation.
Turns out that’s because of the flame retardants in the cardboard cremation coffin...
Who you gonna call?
Someone had to say it.:)
“flame retardants in the cardboard cremation coffin”.
talk about a waste ... shouldn’t they instead be flame propellants?
Nope, the coffin needs to survive long enough to be fully loaded into the hot chamber.
I asked the gal running it the same question.
why do they cremate the coffin. Just wrap them in a sheet or blanket.
LOL, I asked the same question. The mechanical loader needs a standard size and shape to properly function. different sized and odd shaped bundles might jam the system with the door blocked open. That would be bad.
Good, we could ship Loraine Warren over there to take care of their ghost problem.
[And the locals are all scared of ghost.
Really Im not joking. They dont want a crematorium near them because of ghost]
The [site] is close to housing and the source of our drinking water, she said. Were afraid of pollution. We dont want money or compensation, we just want the crematorium project scrapped.
The woman who said the public had lost confidence in the government added that local officials thought the town was poor and its people stupid.]
Given that the covid19 virus was already loose at the time and had been for at least a month or two, I wonder if there was more to the protest and the crematorium than was being reported here.
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