Thursday, June 16, 2005

Peasants Rise Up

The Washington Post has a heartening story of Chines peasants succesfully beating back gov't agents. The peasants (are we really still supposed to use the word 'peasant'?) were upset about the industrial pollution they've been forced to wallow in, and set up a protest in the form of a tent village. 3000 Chinese gov't agents were dispatched to destroy the tents, but 20,000 peasants resisted them, and the gov't agents were driven back. Yay! I'm sure tommorrow 30,000 well-armed Chinese soldiers will be there to kick ass, but at least for a day something not unlike justice triumphed somewhere in the world.

2 Comments:

Blogger boredoom said...

... cut to the start of "Seven Samurai!"

12:41 PM  
Blogger JamesDiG said...

If only!

6:34 PM  

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