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No water or power = street protests

No water or power = street protests

Outside my apartment in Beijing, residents of a neighboring building have taken to the streets to protest the management’s decision to shut off power and hot water for the day. Apparently there was a disagreement between the previous and current management that resulted in unpaid, leftover bills from the previous management. So the current management decided to retaliate by shutting off the power and hot water for today, and people are rightly upset. A few police cars have also blocked off the street. So far the protest seems relatively peaceful – no loud noise and mainly just people hanging out in the street.

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  • http://hsu.me Angel Hsu

    Here’s a blogpost in TimeOut! Beijing that explains what was happening. http://www.timeoutbeijing.com/features/Blogs/16101/Laowai-and-locals-protest-together.html