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China arrests 13 over protest 'rumours'

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Chinese authorities have arrested 13 people for Internet posts that sparked a rare protest in Beijing, highlighting tensions between officials and migrant workers, police said. 

People protest outside a shopping mall after a 22-year-old woman was found dead in Beijing, May 8, 2013. Beijing residents held a rare protest over the police of mishandling of the case. Police have arrested 13 people over their Internet posts about the protest.

The 13 held include the boyfriend of Yuan Liya, a 22-year-old woman who fell to her death from a shopping mall, igniting the hours-long protest by hundreds of people earlier this month, Beijing police said late Tuesday.

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