14 Aug '11, 6pm

Over 10,000 Rally To Close Chemical Plant in China (video) | Care2 Causes

Over 10,000 Rally To Close Chemical Plant in China (video) | Care2 Causes

After 10,000 to 70,000 people assembled on Sunday without a permit in People’s Square in Dalian in north-eastern China, Chinese authorities have ordered that a petrochemical plant be shut down. The demonstration was “one of the biggest in a series of recent Nimby rallies against potential polluters in China,” says the Guardian . Local Communist party chief, Tang Jun, and Dalian’s mayor, Li Wancai have said they will close the plant “immediately” and relocate it. Some protesters have demanded a clear timetable for the plant to be shut down and said they will not leave the square until it is closed. Here’s a video of the protests: The protests occurred after reports last week that a protective dike around the Fujia factory, in the Jinzhou industrial complex, was breached by rain and high waves with typhoon Muifa approaching. The plant manufactures paraxylene (PX), which can ...

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