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China to arrest 19 over military veteran protests: state media

BEIJING: China state authorities on Friday ordered the arrest of 19 people for allegedly organising protests by military veterans in two cities last year, state media reported. The 19 people are accused of "gathering crowds to disturb social order" in the eastern cities of Pingdu in October or Zhenjiang in June of last year and "intentional assault", official news agency Xinhua reported, citing prosecutors. The Zhenjiang rally was organised to protest the alleged beating of elderly ex-soldiers demanding better…