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Hundreds in central China protest lack of college placements

  • People hold signs reading "fair education" as they hold a protest in Erqi Square in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Around 500 people protested what they say is a lack of university student placements in their central China province during the latest protest over education reform. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

    People hold signs reading "fair education" as they hold a protest in Erqi Square in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Around 500 people protested what they say is a lack of university student placements in their central China province during the latest protest over education reform. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A child sits on a man's shoulder holding a paper reads "fair education" as they hold a protest in Erqi Square in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Around 500 people have protested what they say is a lack of university student placement in their central China province in the latest protest over education reform. Parents holding banners that read "Fair education"� rallied in Zhengzhou city against what they say is a serious shortage of college places in Henan province. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

    A child sits on a man's shoulder holding a paper reads "fair education" as they hold a protest in Erqi Square in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Around 500 people have protested what they say is a lack of university student placement in their central China province in the latest protest over education reform. Parents holding banners that read "Fair education"� rallied in Zhengzhou city against what they say is a serious shortage of college places in Henan province. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • People hold signs reading "return me" and "fair education" as they protest in Erqi Square in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Around 500 people have protested what they say is a lack of university student placements in their central China province in the latest protest over education reform. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

    People hold signs reading "return me" and "fair education" as they protest in Erqi Square in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Around 500 people have protested what they say is a lack of university student placements in their central China province in the latest protest over education reform. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

Around 500 people have protested what they say is a lack of university placements in their central Chinese province, in the latest protest over education reform.

Parents holding banners that read "Fair education" rallied in Zhengzhou city against what they say is a serious shortage of college placements in Henan province.

Sunday's protest in Zhengzhou's Erqi Square ended peacefully.

The Ministry of Education says Henan has more than 207,000 college placements and almost 300,000 students from the province were enrolled in undergraduate courses in the country last year. But 820,000 Henan students have applied to take the university entrance exam this year.