Daily Archives: February 17, 2014

Protests erupt in South Africa by the lack of basic services

Πρόκειται για μετάφραση κατευθείαν από τον google translator του ομώνυμου άρθρου της ισπανικής El Pais που μπορεί να βρεθεί, μαζί με το σχετικό βίντεο στην ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση:



The South poorest protest the lack, or inadequacy of basic services such as clean water or electricity. More and more former black ghettos of theapartheid era and slums to be added to the list. Its residents take to the streets to demand a modicum of dignity after 20 years of democracy.The civil unrest is felt from one end of the country and even in Cape Town residents of the villages were organized in a march to the center to demand improvements.

Three months before the general election, scheduled for May 7, “South Africa burns” recently illustrated the popular Star newspaper with a huge photo of a burning barricade in one of the affected villages.

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Chinese villagers attack polluting factory, police


Από άρθρo του Gillian Wong στο Αssociated Press στις 12.2.14 με τον ομώνυμο τίτλο


BEIJING (AP) — Villagers in southwestern China infuriated by a factory that was polluting the environment smashed its offices and equipment, and later clashed with police, underscoring the potential for such concerns to trigger violent unrest.

Residents of Baha, a village in Yunnan province, said Wednesday that police were arresting people involved in Friday’s clash at the local police station. The official Xinhua News Agency said police had identified 16 suspects.

Three villagers reached by phone said they had grown increasingly angry over a local metalwork factory that had been coughing up black smoke and discharging polluted wastewater into the rural area.

When the factory’s boss refused to meet with villagers last week, they smashed cars, equipment, offices and dormitories, said Nong Dingting and Huang Liangzheng, two of the villagers.

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