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Gunfire in Guangdong

Lin Yudui came home from Shanghai to his native Guangdong province earlier this month to get married. Instead, the parents of the 26-year-old air-conditioner salesman are now preparing for his funeral. Last Tuesday afternoon, Lin joined what locals estimate was a 1,000-strong protest in southern China's Dongzhou village, where three people had been detained while demanding compensation for land that residents say had been seized by local officials to build a power plant. Hundreds of riot police and soldiers, plus several tanks, were called in to disperse the protesters with tear gasŚnot that unusual in a country where standoffs over everything...

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