原文标题：Rare Beijing protest takes aim at high speed rail project
BEIJING: Authorities in Beijing allowed a rare protest to take place on Sunday against a new high speed rail line, with about 300 demonstrators shouting slogans disrupting traffic in a busy eastern suburb.
Residents told Reuters they were concerned the new line from Beijing to the northeastern city of Shenyang would run too close to their apartments and local schools, causing excess noise and electromagnetic radiation.
They also complained the government had refused to listen to their concerns and accused them of faking an environmental impact assessment.
“I only knew this line was planned two weeks ago when I got a letter from the government thanking me for my support,” said a protester who gave her family name as Zhang. “But neither me nor any of the other residents support this. They are inventing things.”
Reuters was unable to reach government officials to seek comment.
Police allowed the largely middle-class protesters to march down a main road, where they briefly blocked an intersection shouting “down with the high speed line” and “change the route”.
They peacefully dispersed later in the afternoon.
Medium speed trains of around 200-250 km/h are the best!
colranbir lamba (PTA)
GOVT BACKED ACTION
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Susnatha Nath (Silchar)
Really, it is a rare topic of protest !
All their development is founded on riding rough shod over people’s views and sentiments. They do not allow a MAMTA to take roots there!
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Dinesh Prabhakar (delhi)
In 2008, hundreds of people in China’s financial hub Shanghai marched against the extension of the city’s magnetic levitation train, or “maglev”, worried it would emit radiation and sicken them. Police detained dozens. ” their concern is genuine so are the reasons for protest!
Annaji Sekhar (Hyderabad)
That is china….they never allow anything against them. Once they sense the number of people increasing in the protest….the leaders will be counseled in a proper manner. But in India who speak agaisnt India and Indians considered as a wiseman
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KK Singh (Delhi)
When Mao was alive, our Communist’s uprising took place in Naxalbari and he had welcomed it. Of course we are not in his position to welcome such movements by Chinese workers. Today China is on Capitalist road and faces all economic boom and doom with other associated problems like unemployment, inflation, corruption and social degradation. Still, its our moral duty to support the grieving workers and common men of our neighbour.
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AMARENDRA NATH SRIVASTVA (ranchi)
LET PUBLIC VENTILATE THEIR GRIEVANCES.THIS IS FIRST STEP TOWARDS OPENING UP THE COUNTRY.
Sopan Thengadi (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Chinese are perhaps unaware of Indian advancement and expertise on the subject of ‘Rail Roko’!!!
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Rahul Barnwal (New Delhi)
Good to note that the new regimen in China is ready to listen to people’s voice. A rare first step indeed.
is there a sign of liberty ?
Arup Ghosh (Kolkata)
PRESSURE COOKER HAS A VALVE………………………….
this might be the biggest achievement of revolting chinese…. in india, there are daily at least a dozen of protests happening…. may be they are more busy in work, than those stupid rallys…. and what we can get of those rallys and protests anyway???