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Flood victims protest in eastern China, attack media and police vehicles

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Hundreds of flood victims protested, clashed with police and trashed vehicles in eastern China on Friday , furious about what they called biased media reporting on their suffering. A crowd that swelled to almost one thousand people attacked a satellite truck belonging to Ningbo TV, which protesters claimed had not reported the severity of the worst flooding the area has seen in a century. Dozens of police, including riot police, were sent to Yuyao City to control the mob, which then turned on them, trashing and overturning their vans, a witness reported. State media said more than 70 percent of the town was initially flooded by the heaviest rainfall in a century after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China. Some 800,000 residents were affected, but local authorities have issued no casualty figures. China's tightly controlled official media often avoid reporting negative news which can reflect badly on the ruling Comm

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