Friday, December 08, 2006

One Year On, Dongzhou Remembers Its Dead

HONG KONG—Several hundred villagers went to the main crossroads in the southern Chinese village of Dongzhou on Wednesday to remember those who died when armed police opened fire on protesters exactly one year ago.

“People put photographs of the dead people by the side of the road and made offerings to them. There were about 1,000 people there,” one villager told RFA’s Cantonese service.

Tensions were still running high with extra police patrolling the village following last month’s hostage standoff, residents of the village near the southern port city of Shanwei said.

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