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Phony victim in protest can’t stand the heat

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BEIJING — Having the dead guy jump up for a drink probably wasn’t part of the script.

A staged protest claiming that city officials had beaten a sidewalk vendor to death in central China went awry when the man playing dead under a white sheet was overcome by the region’s heat wave and sprang up to quaff a bottle of water, state media reported Monday.

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