New Milk Powder Scandal Found In China, Hundreds Protest in Nantong
Recently in China, a brand of fake
milk powder called “Hero” has been exposed.
On April 1, hundreds of affected baby’s parents
appealed to Nantong City Council, Jiangsu Province.
The protest was against the authorities
maintaining silence and not acting.
Many police came to disperse the
protesters. Banners were confiscated.
The Epoch Times website reported
that the protesters held big banners:
“Who authorized that babies can
be fed with poisoned powder?”
“Fake milk powder harmed my baby,
evil traders, return my baby’s health.”
The parents requested authorities
to investigate and solve the problem.
No officials came to meet the protesters.
However, many police were sent instead to
dismiss the protesters and confiscate banners.
Both sides’clashed in heated arguments.
The report said that after the tainted milk powder
incidents were exposed, local councils promised
to give answers within three days.
However, five days have already
passed, and there has been no answer.
The parents of effected babies were deceived by
the government again, thus the protest took place.
Netizens Urge Release of Guangzhou Democrat Liu Yuandong
On March 29, netizens launched an online signatory
campaign in support of Chinese democrat Liu Yuandong.
Within three days, more than 500
signatures had been collected.
Voice of America cited the campaign founder.
They said that Liu was only enacted his citizen’s
rights, which should be protected by law.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) creating
false charges for Liu is political persecution.
Liu Yuandong is an entrepreneur in Guangzhou.
On Feb 23, Liu held a placard on the street to
speak out against North Korea’s nuclear threat.
Subsequently, Liu was detained for 15 days under
allegations of ‘illegal gathering and demonstration.’
After Liu’s detention expired, he was sent
into criminal administrative detention.
The authorities claimed that he was held
on suspicion of evading registered capital.
Liu’s detention has widely concerned netizens.
Netizens held placards on the streets, urging
the authorities to release Liu immediately.
Two Thousand Guangdong Villagers Protest Against Land Seizures
On March 29, 2000 villagers from Gaoshan
village, Guangdong Province walked
to Xinyi City council, in order to protest.
They were protesting against land developers
hiring thugs to violently seize their land.
Protesters were calling on the
government to punish the criminals.
According to a report on democratic website
‘China Molihua Revolution’, villagers didn’t
agree to sell their lands to developers.
There have been many clashes.
On March 26, when villagers tried to stop land
seizures, hundreds of thugs in camouflage clothing,
and carrying iron rods, came up to beat villagers.
Several tens of villagers were injured,
twenty of whom needed hospital attention.
The villagers requested punishment for these criminals,
on March 29, as they walked to the city council offices.
During the parade along the road, villagers showed
the public pictures taken of when they were beaten.