Two Held Amid ‘Riots’ After Forced Eviction, Detentions in China’s Jiangsu

At least two people have been detained in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu in clashes between local residents and forced eviction and demolition gangs, RFA has learned.

Local authorities have clamped down on any information emerging after the clashes in Hangji township near Jiangsu’s Yangzhou city, and waged a campaign of intimidation against anyone trying to speak to the media, local residents said.

The clashes came after a forced demolition team and a team of government-hired thugs visited the home of Wei Gang in Hangji on Monday, a resident surnamed Chen told RFA.

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