Three Arrested as Riot Police Stationed in Dongzhou – RFA Unplugged

Tensions have again escalated in Dongzhou, Guangdong Province, the scene two years ago of riots in which protesters were shot and killled by riot police. From RFA Unplugged:

Authorities in the southern port city of Shanwei have drafted large numbers of security forces to Dongzhou township and detained three local residents during police raids where tear gas was used. An eight month-old baby was taken to hospital.

Lin Jingeng and Wei Chun have been formally arrested for causing disturbances and damage to property. Wei’s husband You Zizhu was also detained, but it was unclear if he would also be charged. More than 100 police officers remained in the township late on Wednesday, villagers told RFA’s Mandarin and Cantonese services. [Full text]

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