‘Thousands Riot’ in China Protest – BBC

From BBC News:

A protest staged by thousands of rural workers in central China ended in violent clashes last week, reports say.

Several people were injured as up to 20,000 people clashed with 1,000 police in Hunan province on Friday, a local official told Reuters news agency.

The Boxun Chinese news website said the clash was sparked by rising public transport costs. A witness told the BBC sporadic incidents continued on Monday. Rural regions of China have seen mounting unrest in recent years.[Full Text]

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March 12, 2007 11:05 AM
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