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What Sparked the Yan Zhou Unrest? China’s Information Deficit in the Spotlight

The video below shows angry crowds turning over two police vehicles while police officers from Yan Zhou city in Shandong province escorted a woman from a crime scene June 8.

What made hundreds of people so angry? Why was their rage directed towards police?

The Shandong police released a report via their official Weibo and major state-affiliated media outlets, saying the uproar was caused by a misunderstanding related to a quarrel between two women, while the majority of Chinese netizens had a different explanation of events.