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Chinese journalists bolstered in strike against censorship

Hundreds attend rally; support comes from Web

BEIJING — Hundreds of people gathered outside the headquarters of a newspaper office in southern China on Monday to show their support for journalists who had declared a strike to protest what they called overbearing censorship by provincial propaganda officials.

The journalists, who work for Southern Weekend, a relatively liberal newspaper that has come under increasing pressure from officials, also received support on the Internet from celebrities and well-known commentators.

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