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Hundreds of protesters attack police station in China

Posted By yihan On September 23, 2011 @ 7:44 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Friday, September 23, 2011

Hundreds of protesters attacked a police station in southern China and ransacked vehicles, leaving dozens injured in the latest unrest to hit China’s industrial heartland, authorities said on Friday.

It was the latest in a series of protests sparked by perceived social injustices in Guangdong, known as the workshop of the world for the tens of millions of migrant workers who toil in the province’s factories.

Rioters angered by a government land deal and rumours that police officers had killed a child wrecked vehicles and attacked police at the station in Guangdong’s Lufeng city, local authorities said in a statement.

Unrest first broke out Wednesday among local people but escalated after rumours of the child’s death spread, the statement said. On Friday, further protests were reported in a village nearby.

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[1] AFP: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/09/23/hundreds-of-protesters-attack-police-station-in-china/

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[4] Mubarak’s ‘secret police’ blamed as five anti-government protesters are killed and hundreds injured in violent overnight clashes in Egypt: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mubaraks-secret-police-blamed-as-five-anti-government-protesters-are-killed-and-hundreds-injured-in-violent-overnight-clashes-in-egypt.html

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[6] China police crack down after riot over new factory: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-police-crack-down-after-riot-over-new-factory.html

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