Thousands Riot, Burn Sichuan Hotel After Girl’s Death – RFA

From Radio Free Asia:

Thousands of local residents have converged on an upscale hotel in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, setting fire to the building in protest at the death and alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl who worked there.

Mobile phone footage taken Wednesday (see clip below) outside the hotel in Dazhu township showed confused and raucous crowds in darkness in front of a burning building as crowds gathered outside. Witnesses said the crowd reached 20,000 at its peak late Wednesday.[Full Text]

January 19, 2007, 9:56 PM
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