Defiant Beijing Family Loses Home

Another has been pounded to the ground, this time in Beijing. From the BBC:

Bedecked with posters, slogans and flags, the city-centre shack had been attracting attention from neighbours and passers-by.

The Yu family were refusing to move because they said the compensation being offered was far too low.

It was not immediately clear where the family is now living. Family members were not answering their phones.

Later, the local government admitted it had taken matters into its own hands after negotiations with the Yu’s broke down.

“Because they had unreasonable requests and refused to relocate… they were forcibly moved,” said a statement posted on a government-run website.

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