Villagers protest against pollution

2011-09-18 08:48

Beijing - Hundreds of villagers in eastern China have been demonstrating against pollution they say is caused by a solar panel factory. Some protesters have stormed the compound and overturned vehicles.

The government of Haining city said on Sunday that more than 500 villagers in the city in Zhejiang province gathered in front of the Zhejiang Jinko Solar Co Ltd on Thursday demanding an explanation for the alleged pollution.

It says some protesters charged into the factory compound, overturned eight company vehicles and destroyed its offices. It says on Friday, protesters damaged four police vehicles.

The government says it has asked the factory to suspend production. It says that local leaders will soon meet with village representatives.

- AP
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