Thousands of Chinese Protest after Traffic Accident
According to reports, a traffic accident during a police chase in Fuan, Fujian, led to a riot by thousands of residents. AP reports:
Residents said police were stopping cars and checking people for driving after drinking on Saturday evening when the accident happened on a main road in Fuan.
Wanting to avoid being tested, a driver in a sedan accelerated away and police started chasing the car, said a resident, who would give only his surname, Lin. About three motorcycles were hit during the chase, said Lin, adding he wasn’t sure who hit them.
“About 10,000 to 20,000 onlookers became angry because police officers and paramedics took nearly one hour to arrive,” said Lin.
He estimated that 1,000 to 2,000 people clashed with police and overturned three police vans.
Photos of the incident are circulating online. These were posted by Zhongguo Molihua Geming (China Jasmine Revolution):