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Dozens injured in China incinerator protest: Xinhua

Published on May 11, 2014 1:08 AM
A police car is seen smashed and overturned as demonstrators protest against the construction of a waste incinerator, in the Yuhang district of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on May 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (AFP) - At least 39 people were injured on Saturday during a protest against plans to build a waste incinerator in eastern China, state media reported.

The clashes, which erupted at a rally in Hangzhou city in Zhejiang province, left at least 10 protesters and 29 policemen injured, said the official Xinhua news agency.

One demonstrator and a policeman suffered severe injuries when the demonstration turned violent.

"More than 30 cars were overturned. The protestors set two police cars on fire and smashed another four," the news agency reported.

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