Sunday, June 29, 2008

Angry People Torched Police Station

Angry people in Guizhou torched a county police department on June 28, 2008.

A 9th Grader girl of the No. 3 Middle School of Weng'an County was gang raped then murdered. The suspects were released by local police because of their background and connections. When the uncle of the victim argued with the police, he was beaten to death, and his wife was also severely beaten by the police.

It started with mass protesting of local students on the street, which was brutally suppressed by the police. Soon the anger spreaded to almost the entire population of the town. The police department was surrounded by tens of thousands of people demanding an investigation into the incident.

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