BEIJING – Thousands of angry residents attacked police in a southern Chinese city Friday after a man on a motorcycle was hit by a police officer's radio and he crashed into a pole and died, a state news agency reported.
Police set up a checkpoint to catch illegal motorists in Shenzen's Bao'an district Friday morning, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
When the motorcyclist attempted to drive past police without stopping an officer threw his radio at the driver, sending him flying into an electricity pole. He later died of his injuries, Xinhua said.
Thousands of Shenzen residents gathered in the afternoon and then attacked police. The violence lasted until early Saturday.
The report did not mention any other deaths or injuries. One police car was set ablaze.