浙江 陕西出租车 “五一”大罢工
Mainlanders Urge for The Release Of Tan Zuoren.
May 12th will mark the fifth anniversary
of the Wenchuan’s earthquake.
People from all walks of life in Mainland China
jointly launched a campaign again.
They urged for the release of environmentalist Tan Zuoren,
jailed for looking into Wenchuan’s shoddy schools’building.
A petition letter for the release of Tan
was widely spread over China’s Internet.
The letter said, Tan proposed “5.12 Student Archive," asking
victims’parents to investigate school buildings’quality.
However, Tan was sentenced to 5 years in prison
for “inciting subversion of state power."
The letter said, this is unfair and ridiculous.
The letter calls for,
“every Wenchuan and Ya’an person to stand out!
Everyone should hold their conscience high and shout:
‘Release Tan Zuoren Now!'"
So far, several tens of signatures are collected,
with the numbers continuing to go up.
Taxi Drivers On Strike In Zhejiang And Sha’anxi
On May 1st, 500 taxi drivers in Wenling City, Zhejiang,
went on strike, and blocked the road.
They protested the poor management of Logistic Bureaus,
leading to the increase of unlicensed taxis.
In addition, petrol price is going up,
thus they have hard time surviving.
Media related reports were deleted,
reporters also received warnings.
On the same day, in Xi’an City, Sha’anxi taxi drivers
launched three days strike.
They protested against government’s forced high tax’
and management fees, as well as profit deprivation.
The Epoch Times website reported
that protesters are very united.
However, several taxi drivers still worked as normal,
but their cars were blocked and smashed by angry protesters; several taxis were damaged.
Petitioners Came To Beijing’s US Embassy to Ask For Help
During May Bank Holidays in China,
all offices of State Bureau For Letters And Calls were closed.
Tens of petitioners in Beijing went
in front of the US embassy to appeal.
Soon, police came and took them away.
After the police left, another group of tens of people
from Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, turned up to protest.
It was said that Maizidian police stations
were full at that time.
Now these detainees are being transferred
to the “Jiujingzhuang” black jail, losing their freedom too.