China detains 6 city officers, fires 2 officials after watermelon vendor dies in clash

  • by: DIDI TANG , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 20, 2013 - 7:20 AM

BEIJING — Police in south-central China detained six urban management officers Saturday on suspicion of intentionally harming others and their supervisors were fired after a watermelon grower died in a conflict with authorities when he tried to sell fruit in their county, state media reported.

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