Three freed, new chief in Chinese city after mining protest
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in a southwestern Chinese city say police have released three people detained earlier this week for throwing flower pots, bricks and stones at officers during protests against an alloy copper plant project.
The Shifang city government in Sichuan province also announced late Thursday that a higher-level official was appointed as the city's first party chief, a leadership change that may indicate further investigation.
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