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Fruit man held after 11 injured

A FRUIT vendor said to have led an attack that left 11 urban management officials injured in suburban Jinshan District has been detained by police.

The incident on Wednesday occurred when urban management and law enforcement officials told the illegal vendor to move on, Xinmin Evening News reported.

The vendor had been selling fruit in the road, disrupting traffic.

When officials began confiscating the vendor’s goods and stall equipment, he threatened them with a fruit knife and made calls to family members asking them to come to help him.

When they arrived a fight broke out which left 11 of the urban management team injured.

Disputes between urban management officials and stall vendors are common in China.

Last week, a stall owner in Zhanjiang, in south China’s Guangdong Province, ended up with 11 broken ribs after a fight with an urban management team during a crackdown on night food stalls.

Three assistant officials on the team also were injured.

And on October 16, 19 urban management officers in southeast China’s Fujian Province were injured when sulfuric acid was hurled at them during a dispute over a forced demolition.



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