Chinese Police Drag Parents From Protest

100 called for lawsuit over poorly-built schools
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 3, 2008 8:11 AM CDT
A mother cries as she stands in the ruins of the Fuxin No.2 Primary School in Wufu, in China's southwest Sichuan province, Thursday.    (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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(Newser) – Chinese police cracked down on parents protesting today over poorly-constructed schools they say killed their children in last month’s earthquake, the AP reports. Protesters had been chanting “we want to sue” before police dragged them down the street away from a courthouse, with some yelling for an explanation. The protest occurred as a top Chinese official toured the city.

“In a disaster like this, there will be a lot of opinions. The government will solve their problems,” said a foreign affairs official.