China police arrest 60 in environmental protest

May 12, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT
HANGZHOU, CHINA - FEBRUARY 23: A smog is cast over a bridge in a tourist area on February 23, 2014 in Hangzhou, Smog will continue to blanket China's north and central regions as the the National Meteorological Center (NMC) issues a yellow alert for air pollution. On Friday, PM 2.5 readings in these regions kept rising and exceeded 200 micrograms per cubic meter, far above the 25 micrograms level considered safe by the World Health Organization. Credit Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images
Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images

Police said Monday they detained 60 people following a protest over plans to build a waste incinerator in a city in eastern China, where neighbors expressed skepticism about official pledges to seek public approval before proceeding.

Background:

China police arrest 60 in environmental protest [AP]

Police Pursue Arrests After Clash Over Waste Incinerator [NYTimes Blogs]

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