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  1. Ballad of the Little Soldier

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the German as an 'opportunistic lackey for the CIA'- which, in 1985, was how US scholar and indigenous-rights activist Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz described him in a pamphlet she distributed ... Nicaragua's left-wing Sandinista government and the US-backed rebels, the Contras. What drew Ortiz's ire was the villagers' on-camera testimonies about government soldiers beating people up ...

  2. Villagers, officers clash after leader detained

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin About 1,500 villagers clashed with more than 500 armed police in Guangdong after the local government seized a village leader who called for the removal of the village head over corruption allegations. The clash on Tuesday left dozens of villagers injured and two in serious condition, including a woman in her 80s who suffered three broken ribs. At least seven ...

  3. Two villagers die in clash over mosque's demolition

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... officers when a new mosque was demolished by the authorities on Friday, a resident said. Jin Haitao, who lives in Taoshan village, in the town of Hexi in Tongxin county, said yesterday his ... villagers wielding clubs and shovels,' he said. Police fired tear gas and used water cannon to force people from the mosque and disperse them before attacking them with truncheons and knives, ...

  4. Villagers vow to fight if police attack

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Wukan mimi.lau@scmp.com More than 80 per cent of the 13,000 villagers in Wukan, Guangdong, are ready to shed blood to defend their rights if the authorities respond to their protests with violence, a village representative said yesterday. About 1,000 villagers staged a protest yesterday afternoon and discussed plans to petition the Lufeng city government tomorrow ...

  5. Riot police seize files being guarded by protesting villagers

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou More than 1,000 riot police stormed the local government office in Taishi village yesterday and arrested dozens of mostly elderly women holding fort inside who were seeking to prevent the theft of accounting records and other files that may prove their village chief was corrupt. The latest violent crackdown on protesters came a day after the township ...

  6. Tension after village leader dies in custody

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com The death of a suspected riot leader in police custody has fanned tensions between villagers and police in the already restive Wukan village of Guangdong. ... ruled out,' said a statement released by the Lufeng government- which oversees the village- citing doctors. Many villagers suspect authorities have not been truthful, especially since some ...

  7. Villagers out in force in protest over land grab

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com As many as 5,000 Wukan villagers from Lufeng city in Guangdong were estimated to have surrounded a local government building yesterday morning 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 ...

  8. Angry villagers riot over land grab

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A massive riot that broke out in Lufeng city, Guangdong province, on Wednesday morning persisted yesterday, with villagers raiding their local Communist Party headquarters and a police station apparently over a land dispute. Residents of Wukan village said thousands of locals took part in the clashes, in which many were injured and several were ...

  9. Villagers on the run after row over election

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney in Raolefu, Beijing At least 13 villagers- including three members of an election supervising body- have been detained and others are on the run almost a month after a dispute over the election of the village chief of Raolefu, a rural area on the outskirts of Beijing. The trouble occurred on the evening of July 27 when villagers waiting for the result noticed that 51 ...

  10. Panyu villagers picket offices in corruption protest

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Villagers in Guangdong's Panyu district continued their protest at government offices yesterday after a clash with police on Tuesday that left dozens injured and at least seven in detention. They claim that village chief Chen Jinsheng has usurped Taishi village funds, and are calling for provincial authorities to investigate. A group of villagers staged a vigil ...




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