China sacks city police chief over slap-up salamander feast

February 17, 2015 5:06 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A police chief in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has been sacked after colleagues roughed up a group of reporters who had tried to report on a group of officers feasting on a giant salamander, an endangered animal in China.

State media reported last month that the officers were allegedly eating the giant salamander, the world's largest amphibian, at a seafood restaurant.

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