They attacked the station with stones, bricks and hoes, and set police vehicles on fire.
The riot was brought under control four and a half hours later. It's only one of a string of recent incidents where citizens have attacked police stations.
"The case should teach grassroots governments a lesson," said Xu Binbin, a lecturer of public administration with South China Normal University.
"This kind of violence is happening more and more at the grassroots level and grassroots governments should play a more effective role in dealing with complaints," he said.