Police Detain 24 after Man Beaten to Death – Yang Jian

From Shanghai Daily:

Police have detained 24 people who allegedly beat a man to death after he filmed their clash with villagers in Tianmen City of Hubei Province on Monday, a Chinese newspaper reported today.

, the victim, was beaten to death within 10 minutes by dozens of people “wearing urban management officers’ uniforms, hamlets and protective jackets” as he used his cell phone to videotape a fight between these officers and villagers, farmers and Wei’s colleagues told the newspaper….[Full Text]

In light of this incident and others like it, Radio Free Asia’s RFA Unplugged blog takes a closer look at the chengguan, or urban management forces.

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