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Another article from the International Herald Tribune:
MILAN, Italy: Police in riot gear clashed with dozens of Chinese immigrants who massed in a Milan neighborhood Thursday to protest a fine given to a Chinese woman, reports and witnesses said.
About a dozen police officers and several Chinese were injured, the ANSA news agency reported. At least one car was overturned, and protesters shattered the windshields of two others, including a police car, video footage showed.
The disturbance began after police gave a Chinese woman a ?0 (US$53) fine for double-parking and unloading commercial merchandise from a private car in violation of the law, ANSA said.
Limin Zhang, the Chinese consul in Milan, said that for the past two months, police have been cracking down on Chinese businesses, particularly concerning the unloading of merchandise. "The business owners can't do their business," he told RAI state television.
Mayor Letizia Moratti said a new policy was in place to bring businesses in Chinatown into line with the law.
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"Unfortunately, for many years in Chinatown, they haven't respected the rules that are in place in the rest of the city," she told RAI. "We intend to follow a path of respecting the rules."
Holding banners and Chinese flags, the protesters staged an unscheduled demonstration in the city's Chinatown, and at one point threw bottles toward police, video footage showed.
There are about 13,000 Chinese immigrants registered in Milan, according to the latest available figures from 2005.