Chinese lawyers protest being denied access to activists held in Tiananmen clampdown

June 7, 2014 10:07 AM

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BEIJING – Around 20 attorneys have gathered in a central Chinese city to demand access to several activists detained ahead of the politically sensitive 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square military suppression of protesters.

Prominent rights lawyer Li Fangping says the attorneys staged an overnight protest starting Friday outside the Zhengzhou city police bureau after authorities denied their requests to see their clients.

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