Clash Over Cement Factory

 On 15  May,Chinese police opened fire on a group of Tibetans outside a cement factory inMadang Township, Labrang County, Amdo in eastern Tibet (Ch: Xiahe, Gansuprovince). At least 15 people were injured from gun wounds or beatings by thepolice. One was hit in the chest that could be fatal. A petition dated May 13, 2010, and signed by "all residents of seven villages in this area, seeked redress from a cement factory for polluting the environment, severely damaging farms and pastures, disrupting villagersnormal life, blocking village roads, and forcibly annexing village property, roads, religious sites, etc.

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