Resident Stays Put Through Frightening Eviction Battle

China Daily reports on a resident of Yanqing town waging a battle against the forced demolition of his home:

Dozens of guards appeared at his home on Tuesday, trying to get him to move out.

After a day-long confrontation and with the help of residents and neighbors, the eviction failed.

Kang said he suffered a bleeding finger and an injured leg during the attempt.

“About three guards with powder fire extinguishers targeted me. I couldn’t open my eye at the time,” Kang said on Wednesday.

However, he managed to stay in the house while the guards began to demolish the building.

Kang’s house is now partially destroyed. It has no windows and the roof is severely damaged. However, he and his wife have decided to stay.

April 14, 2010, 9:34 PM
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