China Police, Farmers Clash in Land Row – AP

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At least two people were injured and two detained when villagers and police clashed over a land dispute in northeastern China, a witness said Sunday. A newspaper reported one person was killed in the incident. Farmers in Yutian, a village in Heilongjiang province, set up roadblocks Saturday to protest a new commercial housing project requiring the razing of their homes, said a villager reached by telephone.

Residents were also angry over the meager compensation offered by the developers, said the villager said, who declined to give his name for fear of retaliation by local authorities. “The roads were blocked by many villagers around 7 a.m.,” he said. “About three hours later, anti-riot police were called and about 100 of them showed up and there was a .” [Full Text]

August 26, 2007 11:18 AM
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