ARRESTS OVER POLICE STATION BOMBING
Seven people were arrested in connection with a motorcycle bombing that blew out the glass facade of a police station in Ho Chi Minh City in June, injuring three, days after a violent protest nearby. Three of the seven were charged with terrorism in an attack authorities said was supported by "outside forces". Authorities seized 10 kilograms of explosives and dozens of detonators allegedly intended for future attacks. Several cities across Vietnam saw rare street protests on 10 June against the government's plan to grant 99-year leases of land in special economic zones in deals that many suspected would be dominated by China, as well as a proposed cybersecurity law. Protesters in a central province threw bricks and gas bombs at police and vandalised government vehicles and offices. Over 100 protesters were thought to have been arrested during demonstrations by as many as 30,000 citizens.