A protest against pollution turned violent Tuesday in Haimen, a seaside town in China’s wealthy southern province of Guangdong. Protesters demonstrating against plans to build a second coal-fired power plant said dozens of people had been badly beaten by police, while there were unconfirmed reports that a 15-year-old boy had been killed.
Despite the Chinese authorities’ censorship of the Internet, an amateur video of police brutality during the protest has been leaked onto social networking sites.
This video was published on December 21. Police begin treating protesters harshly at 2 minutes 22 seconds.