12/06/2011 - Police in southern China say they have arrested 25 people after clashes between residents and security forces near the city of Guangzhou.
A crowd threw bottles and bricks at police after a dispute between two street vendors and local security.
Riot police are also patrolling the city of Lichuan in central China after crowds attacked government offices.
Protests and clashes with police are common in China over corruption and land seizures by local officials.
In the Guangzhou incident, reports said people in the town of Xintang blocked traffic and damaged vehicles as the dispute between police and two street vendors, a migrant couple, escalated.
Police later seized control of the area, which is in southern China's manufacturing heartland and is home to migrants working in a number of textile factories.