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Chinese Protest Solar Panel Company's Pollution

By: AP
By: AP

BEIJING (AP) -- 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 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.


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