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Protesters and police clash in southern China over plans for crematorium

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Albert Han  Guo Rui  William Zheng  

9:44pm, 29 Nov, 2019

Riot police fired tear gas and beat protesters after hundreds took to the streets in southern China on Thursday and Friday over plans to build a crematorium in the area.

Residents of Wenlou in Guangdong province – about 100km (60 miles) from Hong Kong – said several hundred people tried to march to the township government offices on Thursday after they found out that a crematorium would be built on land they thought was set aside for a park.

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