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Protest Against Waste Plant in Hangzhou Turns Violent

Thousands of people in China’s Hangzhou city protested yesterday against plans by the local government to build a waste incinerator, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

At least 10 residents and 29 police were hurt in the clash that saw more than 30 cars overturned and two police vehicles set on fire, Xinhua said, citing local authorities. The highway linking Hangzhou, about 112 miles (180 kilometers) southwest of Shanghai, and the city of Huizhou was closed as demonstrators blocked a section of the road in Yuhang district where the plant will be built, it said.