Security is tight in a town in central China following riots that involved as many as 20,000 people.
A BBC correspondent in the town, in Hunan province, has seen riot police and soldiers protecting government buildings and patrolling the streets.
He says it appears the protests began after a local firm took over the town’s bus routes and doubled the fares. Vehicles were burned and several people were injured in clashes with police as the protests climaxed on Monday.[Full Text]