BEIJING: Chinese police shot dead one man and injured another during an apparent protest at a construction site in central China, police said on Sunday. Around a dozen people on Saturday “gathered at a construction site in the city and blocked construction vehicles amid disputes,” said police in the city of Luoyang. Officers killed a man after the some of the group — who were not carrying firearms — “assaulted the police,” and attempted to grab their weapons, they added. Another man was injured and is in hospital. The reason for the dispute was not given. Regular police in major Chinese cities began patrolling with guns for the first time last year in response to a deadly mass knifing blamed on separatists from the northwestern region of Xinjiang.