From the Guardian (link):
Thousands of Chinese villagers have clashed with police over access to irrigation water, leading to at least one death and five injuries, the local media reported yesterday.
Amid a rise in violent rural unrest, the authorities used water cannon and tear gas to break up an angry protest in the village of Bomei the southern province of Guangdong.
See also “Hundreds of Villagers Keep Vigil After Clash” from Radio Free Asia. More on this topic, via Google News.