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Thousands protest PX plant outside China’s Maoming city government

Thousands of protesters converged on government buildings in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong as protests against a planned petrochemical plant entered a fifth day on Thursday, residents said.

Protesters gathered outside the offices of the Maoming municipal government as the authorities held a news conference saying they had detained 18 people during the clashes.

“I am here at the scene right now, and there are probably upwards of 20,000 people here [outside the government buildings in Maoming],” a protester and Maoming resident surnamed Chen told RFA’s Mandarin Service.

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