Stand-off at Beijing ‘Nail House’

From BBC News:

A Beijing family are refusing to move from their city centre home, despite a court order threatening to throw them out.

Family members say they are not being offered enough compensation for the home they bought 60 years ago.

Their campaign is attracting large crowds, who gather at the tumble-down shack in the heart of historic Beijing.

It could pose a problem for officials, who want to avoid embarrassing incidents ahead of the Olympic Games.

Yu Pingju, one of 14 family members who live in the house, said it was bought before the Communists took power in China in 1949.

Read also Threatened China household stares down wrecking ball by Lindsay Beck, and With posters and flag, Chinese family fights eviction by AFP.


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