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Beijing professor's remarks spark angry protests

Source: Posted By: SW2009 4663 days ago

BEIJING (AP) — Protesters tried to storm their way into one of China's top universities Friday to confront a professor who said nearly all petitioners — people who come to Beijing to ask the central government for help — are mentally ill and should be put away.

Law professor Sun Dongdong's comments, published in a March issue of China Newsweek magazine, triggered outrage among petitioners who routinely flock to Beijing by the thousands to air complaints after their local governments ignore them.


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