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Catholic activist arrested in Vietnam, police beat up protesters

Catholics from Bui Ngoa Parish pray for activist Hoang Duc Binh who was detained for 90 days on May 15. (Photo by Huy Khang)

ucanews.com reporter, Hanoi
Vietnam

May 19, 2017

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Police attacked demonstrators in northcentral Vietnam while they were protesting the detention of a Catholic environmental activist.

Police attacked protesters who were demanding an explanation for the detention of environmentalist Hoang Duc Binh outside the Public Security Department of Dien Chau district on May 15, said Father John Baptist Nguyen Dinh Thuc of Song Ngoc Parish.

Police had earlier told protesters that Binh had been moved to the provincial police station and then ordered the crowd to disperse.

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