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Locals Battle Riot Police In Chinese ‘Democracy Village’

In China, the village once hailed across the country as a model for governance finds itself in yet more turmoil.

At least 13 people were arrested in the southern province of Guangdong, turning the pre-dawn police raids to violence.

The incident occurred less than a week after the elected village chief of fishing village, Wukan, was jailed for corruption.

In the overnight crackdown to suppress demonstrations, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at villagers.

Wukan now appears to be in lockdown and controlled by the authorities.

The southern fishing village had become internationally known since five years ago for protest over land seizures.