China detains five rights campaigners who planned Women's Day protest

March 8, 2015 11:42 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China is holding at least five women's rights activists in detention after they planned a demonstration ahead of International Women's Day, which falls on Sunday, rights lawyers said.

Lawyers for two of the activists told Reuters the five women, who are from three cities, were detained by police on March 6. They were organizing demonstrations in several cities over the weekend against sexual harassment on public buses.

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