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Police Seal Off Town after China Farmers Protest

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Police Seal Off Town after China Farmers Protest

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Police Seal Off Town after China Farmers Protest

Police Seal Off Town after China Farmers Protest

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Police have completely sealed off the town of Xinchang about 200 miles from Shanghai, after a weekend riot outside a pharmaceutical plant. As many as 20,000 Chinese farmers forced the plant in Eastern China to close. They were protesting the pollution of the local area by the outflow of the factory.

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