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June 15, 2011 3:13 pm

Mass Protests Erupt in China

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The Australian – An eruption of protests throughout China has sent armored vehicles into town centers, prompted an internet blackout by the government and left thousands across the country blogging about “crazy” violence on the streets.

The summer surge of protests, which flared in the southern industrial hub of Zengcheng over the weekend, has been linked to a range of frustrations with modern China – furies that have drawn the government into crackdowns on activism and massive increases in the domestic security budget.

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