Beijing - Local authorities in a southern Chinese province say they have arrested 13 people who not only illegally detained officials and police officers but also stormed a police station and a government building because of a dispute over a woman's death.
The violence reflects the deep distrust by members of the public in local government. It also shows their increasing hostility toward local authorities and tendency to take extreme acts.
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The county government of Shuangfeng in the Hunan province said that relatives of Cao Hui, who died from pesticide poisoning, demanded to know if she had been murdered.