Around 2000 clash with police in China after assault on hawker - report

Around 2000 clash with police in China after assault on hawker - report

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29 May 2013

18:04

BBC Monitoring Newsfile

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Fatal According to the Hong Kong Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy (29 May), a Hong Kong-based fax service that reports on dissidence, a hawker selling noodles in Sichuan's Deyang [in southwest China] was beaten by four urban management officers and reportedly died when rushed to the hospital. The center says that around 2,000 residents clashed with over 100 special police forces and smashed a police car. Even though the government clarified later that the hawker was still alive, the protesters refused to leave. Noting an increase in all sorts of mass discontent on the eve of the 4 June anniversary, the center believes that many residents are "expecting" riots to happen as the articles they posted online to vent their anger are often removed by the authorities.

Source: Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Hong Kong, in Chinese 29 May 13