Property row leads to hunger strike

SHANGHAI: A group of Chinese protestors recently detained for their involvement in an on-going property row have gone on a hunger strike to protest their arrest, a human rights group said yesterday. 

Some 85 people were detained by police on Sept 30 in Beijing ahead of China's Oct 1 National Day when they intended to petition authorities over massive urban redevelopment projects. 

According to the Human Rights in China (HRIC) organisation, a number of Shanghai residents among those arrested had gone on a hunger strike to protest their detention and abusive police treatment. – AFP  

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