Skip to comments.China villagers threaten to march on government offices
Posted on 12/18/2011 4:49:09 PM PST by Hojczyk
Protesting villagers in southern China said they will march on government offices this week unless the body of a local leader is released and four villagers in police custody are freed. The 13,000 residents of Wukan, in the wealthy province of Guangdong, are in open revolt against officialdom and have driven out local Communist Party leaders who they say have been stealing their land for years.
Many local businesses have been closed for the past week while schools have been shuttered as riot police blockade the village, which has for months been the scene of occasionally violent protests over land seizures.
Authorities have vowed to crack down on the instigators of the latest unrest, which was triggered by the arrest nine days ago of five villagers, one of whom died last Sunday in police custody.
Authorities say the 42-year-old man suffered a heart attack, while relatives who saw the body said they believed he had been beaten to death.
Villagers told AFP on Sunday they will march to government offices in Lufeng city on Wednesday unless the body of Xue Jinbo is returned and the other four villagers still in police custody are released.
"If they do not return our people then for sure we will march to Lufeng," said a villager surnamed Zhang, 44, who told AFP his family's plot of farmland was taken from him in 1995. It would be the third such march since September.
Community leaders have started to collect donations of food and money for the "several hundred villagers" struggling to feed themselves due to the cordons of police and riot squads blocking the main roads in and out of Wukan.
"Yesterday we raised about 10,000 yuan ($1,575) in donations for the poorer people," said a villager surnamed Chen, outside a building where a
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This is the beginning of the fall of China
This the beginning of the fall of RED China...
If they can get the Chinese masses to rise up this could be the end of the communists.
It’ll be a mess of course.
China could split into several entities.
Leaving Russia even stronger. Leaving North Korea without a sponsor, rogue and more dangerous.
China tested its first atom bomb in 1966 and immediately began development of its first thermonuclear weapon, tested in 1967.
North Korea would quickly fall as well, I’d there’s no support coming from China.
meanwhile the commies here are protesting for their way of life.......?!
Do you post that statement on all China threads?