Just for the record, I’m not sure I like where all this social unrest is going. Just this month, we’ve had Wukan, now there’s trouble in Haimen. As I’ve said many times about online mobs, all’s well and good until folks start doing things we don’t like. Here’s one that crosses the line:
The principal of a middle school in Guizhou province was suspended after students smashed the school canteen in protest of alleged use of gutter oil, local authorities said on Monday.
A crowd of more than 300 students smashed the windows, dinner tables and chairs of the school canteen in the No 4 Middle School of Renhuai city in Guizhou around 11 pm on Dec 15 after a student said he found a barrel of gutter oil in the canteen.
The kids were right to be outraged, but I think they took things a bit too far. Makes me nervous, particularly if they thought there were no other options.