Not everyone in China welcomes the unprecedented growth in the country's chemical industry
Not everyone in China welcomes the unprecedented growth in the country’s chemical industry, according to local press reports. Police tackled protesters outside a science park housing 13 chemical factories in eastern China, leaving two women dead.
The casualties were part of a group of 200 women who had manned a roadblock for two weeks outside the science park in Zhejiang province.
Thousands of villagers from the surrounding area responded to the news in a riot that left more than 50 police hospitalised, five in a critical condition, reports Reuters.
Villagers told reporters that trees and grass were dying near the factories, that vegetables were inedible and the water undrinkable. ’Give me back my land. Save my children and grandchildren,’ read a banner hanging outside the industrial park.