03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

China's Middle Class Rises Up In Environmental Protest, Uses Twitter To Organize

More than 1,000 people took to the streets in a district of Guangzhou to protest against the building of a rubbish incinerator near their homes.

The crowd expanded as members sent real-time reports on the protest through Twitter, the micro-blogging website, and posted photographs on the internet.

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