August 12, 2011
Comment: When one woman is assaulted by police, thousands of Chinese living under a Communist dictatorship start a riot. When cops beat homeless people to death, Americans stand back and watch. Home of the brave?
BEIJING — Thousands of rioters took to the streets in southwestern China, with some smashing and burning vehicles, after a city official injured a female cyclist, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday.
The riots broke out late Thursday in Guizhou province and carried on all night, with 10 police officers wounded in the violence, the report said.
Rioters also blocked the city’s main roads using trucks, the state-run China National Radio reported on its website.
Xinhua said the riots were set off when “chengguan” officials, responsible for low-level policing on China’s streets, injured a female cyclist while trying to confiscate her bicycle for illegal parking.
This article was posted: Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:13 am