Chinese police fight running battles with villagers in restive Wukan

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Authorities storm homes in the southern province of Guangdong and arrest leaders of ongoing demonstrations

Chinese police fired rubber bullets at villagers and arrested 13 people on Tuesday in an overnight crackdown to suppress demonstrations in a southern fishing village that became internationally known five years ago for protesting land seizures.

Police stormed into the village of Wukan in the southern province of Guangdong and arrested leaders of ongoing demonstrations in their homes. Videos posted on social media show one person with blood on his arm and chest, and another being treated for an apparent bullet wound on his hand.

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After months, police move in to suppress Wukan protests. Leaders seized in homes at 4am, rubber bullets fired pic.twitter.com/VprTOTEaFw

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