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    #1

    fight for injustice?

    Should "fight for injustice" be "fight for justice" or "fight against injustice?"

    Such mistake seems intolerable.

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    "For the past seven years, I have never had a day's rest," he said through a translator. "So I have come here for reparation in body and spirit."
    Chen urged the crowd to fight for injustice, and thanked the U.S. and Chinese governments, and also the embassies of Switzerland, Canada and France.


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    Re: fight for injustice?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Should "fight for injustice" be "fight for justice" or "fight against injustice?"

    Such mistake seems intolerable.

    Context:

    "For the past seven years, I have never had a day's rest," he said through a translator. "So I have come here for reparation in body and spirit."
    Chen urged the crowd to fight for injustice, and thanked the U.S. and Chinese governments, and also the embassies of Switzerland, Canada and France.


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    Blind Chinese activist who fled house arrest arrives in U.S.
    It obviously should be "for justice", or "against injustice"..

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    #3

    Re: fight for injustice?

    Or simply "to fight injustice".

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    #4

    Re: fight for injustice?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Such mistake seems intolerable.
    The demands of rolling news mean that mistakes like this will creep through. I flicked quickly through the comments and it appears that none of them noticed it, even though it is the exact opposite of the intended meaning.

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