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China: Videos emerge of clashes between police and students in Jiangxi [via GV/WITNESS]

[Originally published here as part of WITNESS‘s collaboration with Global Voices Online]

Hot on the heels of the Chinese government’s claim of a 22.1% reduction in “mass incidents” (read “protests”), here’s some more video of “mass incidents” from China, in case you missed this portion of John Kennedy’s latest Beijing bulletin:

Backing up to China late last month, students at one technical college in East China’s Jiangxi province found out from a television show that they wouldn’t be getting the four-year university diplomas they had been promised, and some started rioting. There was bloggage here, here and camera footage posted here, but the story didn’t hit YouTube until a few days later. Video clips of the two thousand-strong team of police and soldiers arriving at the school, moving in, inspecting dorms, chasing students and attacking them here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7.

To give you a taste, here’s video number 7, showing the police dispersing protesters:

[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZsmyYdsoq4]


While we’re on the subject of China and video, you might remember this video (shot by a Romanian TV cameraman) of a Tibetan pilgrim being shot dead by a Chinese police unit at Nangpa La Pass on China’s border with Nepal:

[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLN4KWxqZ-0]

Human Rights Watch, which called for an independent investigation into the killing, has now released interviews with two survivors.

In the meantime, the Chinese government has got its own video plans – it’s going to install video cameras in every Beijing internet cafe in an effort to “stop spam”.

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Filed under: Cyber-Activism, East Asia, Freedom of Speech, Governance, GV, Human Rights, Internet, Military, Police, Politics, Protest, Technology, WITNESS

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