Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tongxiang, China - Hundreds of migrant workers clashed with more than 100 regular and armed police in this city in the southern province of Zhejiang on Saturday, leaving six police vehicles smashed or burned, witnesses and said. One witness described thousands of people besieging the police detachment: "the protesters, most of whom seemed to be migrant labourers, were so discontented and indignant that they hurled almost everything within their reach, including bricks, stones and bottles, even when the police seemed prepared to retreat."