Report: Thousands of Chinese students riot against college fees

From AP, via Canada East:

Thousands of rioted at a southern China college to protest fees and other campus issues, a Hong Kong newspaper reported Saturday.

More than 4,000 students overturned cars and threw bottles out of windows at a in Jiujiang, in the southern province of Jiangxi, the Chinese-language Oriental Daily News reported.

The riots took place on June 25 as a protest against fees charged by the Jiujiang Institute, a college jointly run by the military and the government, the paper said.

The protesters were complaining about a variety of fees levelled by the school for textbooks, utilities and television sets at the dormitories, it said.

Students also burned banners and destroyed campus phone booths, the newspaper reported.

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