Tuesday, November 25, 2014   

Activist Xu Zhiyong in court
(01-22 15:10)

The trial of a mainland activist who has led a grassroots campaign demanding a fairer society and official accountability to better fight corruption started in Beijing, while police blocked journalists and supporters from getting near the court.
Xu Zhiyong is accused of disrupting public order.
The charge stems from small protests authorities say he helped organise to call for education equality or the disclosure of public officials' assets to curb corruption.
Diplomats from the US, European Union and Britain who turned up to attend the trial said they were being held in a room in the courthouse. This effectively separates them from journalists and others.
Police stationed around the courthouse and at the nearest subway station were preventing reporters and supporters from getting near. --RTHK   
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