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China: NIMBY Protest Escalated to Bloody in Western China

Protesters gathered in the small city of Shifang in Sichuan Province on Monday to voice opposition to a planned molybdenum copper plant. The protest finally evolved into a bloody clash between local residents and police force. Beijing Cream and Tea Leaf Nation have posted photos showing tearful and bloodied civilians confronted with ranks of police. However, while more pictures began to circulate around, truth began to blur. Offbeat China explained more murky details given the evidence from Sina Weibo.

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