China has detained 28 people after riots against family planning measures in the southwest, state media reported on Tuesday in the first official acknowledgement of the latest riots to strike the restless countryside.
The 28 were “suspected of instigating” the riots that flared in the Guangxi region last week, the Xinhua news agency reported. It did not specify their identities or the charges they faced.
Villagers attacked officials and burned cars in protest against attempts to enforce family-planning policies they called harsh and unjust, witnesses earlier told Reuters. Xinhua also said protesters damaged government offices and files. [Full Text]