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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Huang Qi
During her 30-hour train journey to Beijing, Wang Xiulan ducked into bathrooms whenever the conductors checked IDs. Later, as she lay low in the outskirts of the capital, unidentified men caught her in a nighttime raid and hauled her to a police station. She assumed a fake identity to get away and is now in hiding again.
Huang Qi, who runs a website on petitioners such as Ms. Wang, said nearly 1,000 people have contacted him over the past few weeks to complain that authorities have hired thugs to harass and beat them.
"I hope that the Chinese authorities will face up to the social problems," Mr. Huang said in an interview. "Using violence will only escalate the resistance."