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I highlighted four reasons why people are protesting. How many times have you heard about medical help taking an hour to arrive on scene? How about the inflation issue, likely due to the low export prices China is charging for their goods, and currency valuation games. Eminent Domain is running rampant. I know we have some China admirers around here, what do you think of this?BEIJING (AP) -- Thousands of residents protested in a southeastern Chinese city after a traffic accident, smashing police cars and overturning three police vans, police and residents said. The reason for the protest in Fuan city in Fujian province was unclear. Police said it was instigated by "a handful of lawless people." One resident said people became angry because police and paramedics took nearly an hour to arrive to help the injured, while a Hong Kong-based human rights group said it was to do with corruption.
People are fed up with corruption and high-handed officialdom, pensions that have not kept pace with inflation, and families being forced from their homes to make way for developments.
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