Four protesting villagers were arrested yesterday after scuffles with riot police who were accompanying government workers sent to demolish homes in Tuen Mun. Earlier, police had raided six houses in the village of Fuk Hang Tsuen and seized 10 LPG cylinders, 16 drums of kerosene and four containers of lubricant. Despite the seizures, villagers still managed to use flammable liquids in their protests. They threatened to set fire to barricades, with one woman also dousing herself with kerosene and threatening to set herself alight. There had been similar protests last week, in which one man poured kerosene over himself. About 40 out of 250 households have refused to move from the village to make way for a new road, claiming that compensation offers are unfair. Yesterday, about 40 residents were protesting at the entrance of the village in Fuk Hang Tsuen Road at about 9am when more than 200 government workers arrived, accompanied by police. The scuffle broke out at about 10.30am after negotiations between Lands Department officials and villagers broke up, according to one of villagers, surnamed Yu. He said that as some villagers poured kerosene into wooden barricades at the entrance of the village and threatened to set it alight, riot police broke up the crowd and removed four male villagers. Villager Ng Wai-chu claimed that she was pushed to the ground and injured her leg when police officers broke up the crowd. The 42-year-old wife of one of the arrested men ran to the roof of a vacant two-storey hut where she poured kerosene over herself and threatened to set herself on fire. She was calmed down after about 30 minutes and taken to Tuen Mun Hospital where she was treated and discharged. After the scuffles, some villagers locked themselves inside their houses to prevent their demolition. The workers began knocking down unoccupied homes during the standoff. Mr Yu said the confrontation ended at about 2.30pm after officials gave the remaining villagers five more days to consider the compensation offers. 'We are told that remaining villagers will be evicted from their houses together with their belongings on July 15. I feel we are helpless if the government is so heartless and uses force to kick us out from our homes,' he said. Mr Yu said the 40 remaining families would meet to discuss their next step. The four villagers who were arrested for allegedly obstructing police officers in the execution of their duties claimed they were injured in the incident. They were treated at Tuen Mun Hospital. Last night, the four were being held for questioning. The village is being cleared for the construction of the Deep Bay Link, a 5.4km-long six-lane road that will link the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor to the existing Yuen Long Highway.