China sends 3,000 armed police to quell villagers’ riot in land dispute
(TibetanReview.net, Nov15, 2011) Thousands of villagers carrying clubs and rocks attacked an industrial park in south China’s Zhongshan city of Guangdong province, angered by reports that an official had sold their land without compensating them, reported Reuters Nov 13, citing police and media reports. The AFP Nov 13 cited police as saying the dispute had been simmering since August. It cited the city police as saying on their Twitter-like weibo account that residents from Yilong Village stormed an industrial park in Xiaolan Town and “took part in attacking, smashing, looting and arson."
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