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Chinese Bank Depositors Face Police in Angry Protest

Demonstrators hold banners during a protest at the entrance to a branch of China's central bank in Zhengzhou on July 10.

Demonstrators hold banners during a protest at the entrance to a branch of China's central bank in Zhengzhou on July 10.

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Beijing (AP) -- A large crowd of angry Chinese bank depositors faced off with police Sunday, some roughed up as they were taken away, in a case that has drawn attention because of earlier attempts to use a COVID-19 tracking app to prevent them from mobilizing.

Hundreds of people held up banners and chanted slogans on the wide steps of the entrance to a branch of China's central bank in the city of Zhengzhou in Henan province, about 620 kilometers (380 miles) southwest of Beijing. Video taken by a protester shows plainclothes security teams being pelted with water bottles and other objects as they charge the crowd.