China blocks flood victims from staging second day of protest

October 16, 2013 6:47 AM

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China blocks flood victims from staging second day of protest

BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in eastern China dispatched hundreds of security officers to block a possible second day of protests on Wednesday after thousands of angry flood victims clashed with police to demand official help for the worst floods in a century.

More than 800,000 people in Yuyao in eastern Zhejiang province were affected by last week's massive floods after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China.

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