Dogged determination to deter demonstrators


Two men (second and third from left) whom animal right activists believe to be plain clothes policemen, snatching banners from activists in front of a city hall in Yulin, Guangxi Autonomous Region, yesterday, during a protest against the local dog meat festival. Local residents gather to eat dog meat and lychees to commemorate the summer solstice, which marks the coming of hot weather.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2015, with the headline 'DOGGED DETERMINATION TO DETER DEMONSTRATORS'. Subscribe