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Peasants riot

Peasants upset by heavy taxes and fees went on rampages of looting, beating and smashing in a central Chinese village in the past few weeks, a report in the Peking- backed Wen Wei Po newspaper said, AP reports from Peking.

The unrest in Fujia occurred in late May and early June and involved more than 100 peasants. Authorities arrested the protest leaders on 5 June, provoking a confrontation between their supporters and police that drew nearly 10,000 onlookers.