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.

Wei Wenhua, 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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