GUIYANG, June 29 (Xinhua) -- A police station and a county government office building in southwest China's Guizhou Province were assaulted and torched by local people Saturday night, official sources said.
The chaos started in Weng'an county seat Saturday afternoon when people who were dissatisfied with the medicolegal expertise on the death of a local girl student gathered at the county government and public security bureau, police said.
When officials were handling the case, some people who did not know about the exact context of what had happened were instigated to mob the police station and the office buildings of the county government and Communist Party committee.
They smashed and torched many offices and some cars, police said.
Provincial public security chief Cui Yadong, who is also member of the standing committee of the provincial Communist Party committee, rushed to the scene to help quiet down the incident.
By 2 a.m. Sunday, the county seat was gradually resuming order while lookers-on began to disperse.