Locals, migrant workers clash in southern China

Jun 27, 2012, 6:35 AM

Beijing (AP) – Police in southern China say they have quelled a riot that broke out following a dispute between a migrant worker and local resident.

Chinese media reports said hundreds joined in the unrest that flared Monday in the Guangdong province city of Zhongshan. More than two dozen people were reportedly hurt. It wasn’t clear whether anyone was arrested.

Police said in an online statement posted Wednesday that no one had been killed or badly hurt. The statement says one 15-year-old from the inland Chongqing region had been injured, but his injuries were not serious.

Elsewhere in Guangdong, villagers attacked police and local officials on Tuesday over plans to sell their farmland to developers with little compensation. Such complaints are common in the Chinese countryside.

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Locals, migrant workers clash in southern China