Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Chinese Environmental Protest
It seems that Twitter and other technologies are catching on with some protesters in China. This brief story indicates that a decent crowd turned out for an environmental protest against the siting of an incinerator. The protesters used Twitter and other social networking sites to broadcast the event and increase turnout. There was one other notable thing about this gathering. Mass protests by peasants are now relatively common in rural parts of China. This more urban demonstration, although organized by peasants, drew participation by white-collar workers from surrounding neighborhoods.