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Chinese Riot Police Quash Wukan Protests

Armed with rubber bullets, shields and tear gas, Chinese riot police Tuesday clashed with local residents of a southern coastal village that was once seen as a symbol of grassroots democracy, but has become a flashpoint for protests against corruption. Protesters in Wukan in Guangdong province are angry about last week’s sentencing of former village chief Lin Zulian, who had pressed for compensation for land seized by Communist Party officials. Demonstrators have pledged to keep on...

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