Guangzhou villagers use broken bottles and propane tanks to block demolition crews
November 18th, unhappy with the government departments demolishing illegal buildings, a number of villagers from Hecheng village in Shiling county of Guangzhou’s Huadu district protested and blocked the demolition on a village road. Villagers placed covered hundreds of meters of the village road with glass shards, with gasoline-filled glass bottles and propane canisters interspersed throughout, hoping to use these to block demolition crews from entering.
Photo is of villagers on the village road scattered with glass shards and interspersed with gasoline-filled glass bottles and propane tanks.
Photo is of the propane gas tanks used by villagers in an attempt to stop the demolition.
Villagers attempt to stop demolition.
The building owner has an old granny sit inside the building hoping that doing so will prevent its demolition.
Demolition crews entered the village and began demolishing the illegal buildings.
A hundred-meter long stretch of village road scattered with broken glass bottles.
The illegal buildings were eventually demolished.
In the afternoon, multiple departments of the county government deployed around 300 law-enforcement personnel, demolishing 3 illegal buildings.
Comments from Tianya:
How could harmonious socialism produce such an inharmonious thing? Isn’t this a discredit to our Party, our country?
Strongly suggest the Party Central Committee and State Council issue a decree: From this moment on, anyone purchasing any daily goods that are packaged in glass bottles or propane gas tanks must without exception register under their real name. Each identity card can only be allowed to purchase 1 bottle of any daily good packaged in glass bottles per month, and only one propane gas tank may be purchased per 3 years. We hope the masses of patriotic citizens will tell each other of this and uniformly comply.
Why were so many villagers against [the demolition]?
American imperialists, British imperialists, French imperialists, Russian imperialists, German imperialists, Italian imperialists, Spanish imperialists, Japanese imperialists, bang zi imperialists, Vietnamese imperialists, Filipino imperialists, Malaysian imperialists, an entire planet full of imperialists, come on over all at once, and divide up this evil land.
Japanese devils have entered the village. [Likening the demolition crews to the Japanese army during World War II.]
The villagers really know how to think of ways [to fight back]. Whoever dares to come in gets a wall of fire.
Comments from NetEase:
Guangzhou villagers, please accept my respect!
Only Southerners would dare to do this [resist/fight back]! Look at how useless Northerners are!
[Chinese] characteristics! Waiting until something is built before demolishing it. What the hell were you [government officials] doing when it was first being built?
Support the villagers. Protect private property.
If housing prices and cabbage prices were the same, I bet no one would engage in illegal construction, nor would there be forced demolitions.
China only cares about political achievements and the economy, not the people’s livelihood.
In the past, we fought the Japanese.
Now, we fight [forced] demolition.
I bet beer bottles will soon have a real-name registration system.
Brothers, let’s bring out the tricks and skills we used against the Japanese back in the day~
Because this bunch of beasts are even worse than the Japanese monsters~