Violent clashes over plan for incinerator in Guangzhou
Suspected protest leaders rounded up after four injured in running battles with police as thousands take to the streets of Guangzhou
South China Morning Post scmp.com Saturday, 20 July, 2013 Mimi Laumimi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Riot police rounded up about a dozen people late last night in a raid on Qianjin village, Guangzhou, the site of a planned incinerator, after violent clashes earlier in the day.
Officers moved in hours after police used force to disperse thousands of protesters in Huadu district following a series of running battles. At least four protesters were injured during protests involving as many as 10,000 people at times.
It was the third large-scale rally in two weeks to fight the proposed refuse incinerator in Shiling township, a national hub for leather-goods manufacturing. Read more …