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.
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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.