28 Jul. 2012
Local residents occupy a local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012. Chinese officials cancelled an industrial waste pipeline project on Saturday after anti-pollution demonstrators occupied the government office in eastern China, destroying computers and overturning cars.
The demonstration was the latest in a string of protests sparked by fears of environmental degradation and highlights the social tensions the government in Beijing faces as it approaches a leadership transition this year. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)