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Monday, August 02, 2010

Because you wanted to know a little bit more about what's happening in the world around you which doesn't involve the movie Inception.

The second rally in as many weeks -- sparked by a proposal to switch much programing on local television to mainstream Mandarin Chinese -- had kicked off largely peacefully on Sunday afternoon in Guangzhou until several hundred police officers showed up and tried to break up proceedings, triggering scuffles.

About two dozen people were taken away by police and detained, including eight Hong Kong journalists, said one reporter at the scene who was held and questioned for several hours before being released.

Officials detained the organizer of a similar protest last week for several days and threatened to punish anyone who organized new demonstrations.
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