Residents attack Chinese police after man dies

BEIJING (AP) -- Thousands of angry residents in southern China have attacked police after an officer threw his radio at a man on a motorcycle who then crashed into a pole and died.

China's official Xinhua News Agency says there were no immediate reports of additional deaths or injuries in Friday's clash. One police car was set ablaze.

Xinhua says the clash began hours after a motorcyclist attempted to drive past a police checkpoint set up to catch illegal motorists. An officer threw his radio at the driver, sending him flying into an electricity pole.

The motorcyclist later died of his injuries.

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