Protesters clash with Chinese police in Shenzhen
BEIJING, (Reuters) - Five hundred property owners in China's booming
southern city of Shenzhen clashed with police during protests over
government plans to build a highway, a Hong Kong newspaper said on
Residents of a housing estate in Shenzhen staged a sit-in protest on
one of the city's busiest streets on Friday after government officials
refused to talk to them earlier outside a "citizens' centre", the South
China Morning Post said.
"We are all agitated and surprised," the paper quoted Tang Tang, a
protest leader, as saying.
"We were informed of this construction project at the end of
September. There haven't been any hearings for residents about whether
they will be inconvenienced," she said.
At least 10 people were arrested in clashes with police, but were
later released after residents agreed to disperse. At least two people
were injured, the paper said.