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  1. Calm returns to Lufeng after two days of riots

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence subsided in Lufeng yesterday even as angry villagers continued to seethe over a reported government land sale that sparked two days of rioting in the Guangdong city. The riots, which involved anywhere from hundreds to thousands, depending on different accounts, began early Wednesday morning with a protest outside the Wukan party headquarters ...

  2. Villagers out in force in protest over land grab

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in protest at what they said were unfulfilled promises by authorities over illegal land seizures without compensation. The protest came two months after villagers and police squared off in a massive ... their windows smashed. The protests over land grabs then spread to neighbouring communities. In the wake of the riots, Wukan residents were promised that a government-led task force would look ...

  3. Guangdong villagers prepare to take protest over land grab to the capital

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Villagers in Foshan, Guangdong province, are planning to take their protest against a land grab by local officials to Beijing, hoping to take advantage of a relaxation ... with the growing number of protests on the mainland. 'Force should only be used in cases where protesters violate laws and should be avoided as it could just escalate the clashes,' the newspaper ...

  4. Villagers hurt in clash with police

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to arrest protest leaders. Work on the power lines has been suspended. Dongzhou was the focus of a violent protest in 2005, when hundreds of villagers rioted over the construction of the power ... a rising political star and has been tipped for promotion at the 17th Communist Party Congress. A police officer in Dongzhou yesterday declined to comment on Friday's protest. Attempts ...

  5. Hu puts police on the front line of social stability

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... such as protests to the armed police. The People's Armed Police Force was formed in April 1983, and was made up of People's Liberation Army forces on domestic defence duty. The status and importance of the armed police has risen steadily since the PLA crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. Before that it had been mainly used to guard government ...

  6. Authorities round up protesters in Zhejiang

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu One week after a clash over land seizures, police swoop on village house Authorities in Zhejiang have started rounding up villagers who took part in a violent protest over a land ... members said they had not been allowed to visit him. Neither police nor government officials were available for comment over the weekend. What began as a one-man protest over officials' ...

  7. Unharmonious society

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Recent land disputes that have resulted in violence: Dongzhou village in Shanwei, Guangdong Police shoot dead at least three villagers on December 6, 2005 as villagers protest ... secretary He Feng to life in prison for their role in the crackdown. Villagers continue their protests as local officials refuse to return their land. Sanshan village, Foshan, Guangdong On January ...

  8. Beijing should step in to resolve rural unrest

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the local authorities, which continued while Mr Wen was touring Guangdong cities. It remains unclear whether the premier knows about the Taishi protests, over the alleged theft of funds by the village head. Both Mr Wen and the central government have remained silent despite extensive overseas media coverage of the protests over the past few weeks. Officials in Beijing have followed ...

  9. Police arrest 12 for plotting riots against one-child policy

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Mainland police arrested a dozen people in Shabi town, Guangxi, yesterday for allegedly organising riots last month to protest against a crackdown by local authorities ... measures. Similar riots broke out in nearby Rongxian county a week later, with hundreds of people attacking a birth control office and clashing with police. The number of protests and riots ...

  10. Rights theme for Tiananmen march

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Commemoration in HK to focus on mainland protests Activists in Hong Kong pushing for the vindication of the June 4 protesters killed in the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 ... Guangzhou, riot police were sent in to break up a protest by villagers who accused the village chief of embezzlement. Reporters, lawyers and academics going to the village were beaten up. When ...




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