And in Beijing... ten people, intending to protest property losses during the Paralympics last week, are still in detention, according to the New York Times.
One of the petitioners, Huang Liuhong, said that some 50 plainclothes police arrested them in Beijing before they could even take a chance at expressing their grievances.
They were interrogated for 4 hours, some were beaten, and then charged with disturbing the social order.
Ms. Huang says she and her older sister were stripped naked by police to prevent them from running away.
Local police took the group back to their hometown Liuzhou, in Guangxi Autonomous Region, and they have been detained since September 10th.
The detainees, including a 79-year-old woman and a woman with a 4-month-old baby, have been split up and no one knows exactly where they are.