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NEWS: Six Police Wounded In Chinese Anti-Communist Riots

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posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 12:28 PM
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Thousands of Chinese citizens took to the streets in response to the continuing growth in the wealth gap. Cars were set ablaze and six police officers were wounded in the latest of a series of riots that are begining to worry Bejing. This was announced in a rare local disturbance report from the state run news agency, Xinhua
 



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It started before 3 p.m. when a Toyota sedan grazed a middle school student crossing the street and the teen and the driver quarreled. A few men emerged from the car and set on the student, a local store manager surnamed Wu who saw the clash told Reuters by telephone. The men were taken to a police station and a crowd that had been watching the fight swarmed around the building, Wu said, demanding that the men be handed over to them as their numbers swelled by the minute.

Some among the growing mob focused their anger on the men's Toyota, smashing it, flipping it over and torching it, Wu said. "The fire fighters drove up, but when they saw what was going on, they fled," the store manager said. Armed police tried to quell the disturbance but were driven back by a hail of rocks and lit firecrackers, he said. The local Chizhou Daily newspaper reported six policemen were injured by stones, news Web site www.sina.com.cn said.

"The crowd also attacked reporters, one of whom was burned by a firecracker, and they grabbed cameras out of the hands of anyon taking pictures," Wu said.


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This rare report is showing that it must have been pretty obvious to the citizens of the area and the government could not silence what happened. This disturbance is pretty troubling. Any country having politcal turmoil should make one nervous, but China? First of all a nuclear power and secondly an ally in our negotiations with DNK. I think more will come out of this, and that is what worries me the most.



MrZ

posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 10:35 AM
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Just what part of this riot have ANYTHING to do with Anti-Communist? I don't see anything remotely related to Communism or Communist Party. Please explain what the title refers to. It just seems some people wanted bash these guys themselves because they were going to do something to that student and people clashed with police probably because the police arrested those guys and didn't let the public take care of them themselves.



 
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