Quick Link: China already experiencing Violence

From our friends over at Peace and Freedom 08, this piece on China’s pre-olympic violence

 

The Associated Press reported:
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The two dozen demonstrators scuffled with police Monday in the historic Qianmen district just south of Tiananmen.

The protesters said they had been evicted from their because the district was being reconstructed. The area is being rebuilt into a commercial strip with businesses such as Nike, Starbucks and Rolex.

Demonstrations in and near central Beijing’s Tiananmen Square are rare and generally stopped quickly by police.

China is sensitive to any public criticism of the Beijing Olympics, which begins this week. Security agents are stationed throughout the city to watch for signs of unrest.

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