Addicts clash with police
Police fired tear gas at dozens of drug addicts trying to escape from a compulsory rehab centre in Vietnam yesterday, just weeks after a mass breakout from the same facility. Drug addicts in communist Vietnam are forced to undergo up to two years of rehabilitation in treatment centres across the country, but rights groups have complained of poor conditions and overcrowding. Images in local media showed lines of officers dressed in riot gear at the Dong Nai facility in southern Vietnam, as addicts clawed at the fence while others scaled the roof of the building. Some addicts lobbed slippers, plastic chairs and bicycles at officers and police could be seen tossing tear gas canisters into the compound.