Chinese Police Staff Damage Government Property In "Highly Unusual Protest"

01/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

BEIJING (AFP) -- About 100 police employees damaged government property in a highly unusual protest in China over inadequate pay, a human rights group said on Wednesday.

The three-hour protest occurred Tuesday in the city of Leiyang in the central province of Hunan, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said in a statement.

At one point, the demonstrators damaged chairs and other property at the local Communist Party headquarters, it said.

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