Villagers vow to resume land protests in Guangdong – SCMP

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media:

Thousands of villagers will resume protests over a government land grab in Guangdong province, a resident said on Monday, after violent clashes with police injured scores of people.

“The villagers will continue to protest until this issue is resolved,” a villager in Sanjiao township surnamed Tan said by phone. “Farm land is important to farmers, they need their land.”

Protests turned violent on Saturday night when up to 2,000 policemen began indiscriminately attacking up to 20,000 demonstrators and onlookers who had blocked a major highway with their protest, Tan and other villagers said.

See also “Chinese authorities come down hard on spreading protests” from the International Herald Tribune.

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