Villagers in Central China Clash with Police

AP reports on a land dispute in Liling, Hunan Province which turned violent:

Fighting initially broke out Tuesday between villagers in Liling city in Hunan province and construction workers at a building site in the area, according to Radio Free Asia, the U.S.-funded station.

A provincial newspaper said the villagers were trying to stop the workers from building on land they say they hadn’t been properly compensated for.

A 58-year-old man was killed and another six people were seriously injured in the fight, which involved sticks and bricks, Radio Free Asia reported. Villagers then took the man’s body to the city government offices to protest.


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