HRIC: Police Attack Protesting Villagers in Fujian

August 27, 2004

According to Human Rights in China, a group of peasants in Fujian province has written an open letter appealing for China’s central government to intervene on a case in which police brought in hired thugs to suppress a village protest. HRIC reports that the open letter says that on August 1st, a large group of law enforcement officers and individuals recently released from Reeeducation Through Labor and Reform Through Labor camps arrived at a factory where villagers were staging a sit-in and attacked the villagers, injuring at lease 15 people.