Sichuan Gulin Country Police Clash with Villagers Over Forced Uprooting of Old Tree
April 13th, Sichuan province Luzhou city Gulin county Jianzhu town Leyuan village, the government mobilized a large number of special police [SWAT/riot police] and People’s Militia to forcibly dig out an old tree over a hundred years old, with over a dozen villagers including a 13-year-old student were beaten and injured in the process.
Villagers say they disagreed when the county government wanted to forcible uproot the over 200-year-old tree, so the county dispatched People’s Militia and police to forcibly cut down the tree, and thus a conflict occurred with the villagers.
The notice posted by the local government. [The notice says the tree will be legally protected given its age but must be relocated for the construction of a highway.]
Comments from NetEase:
Robbers who rob even trees.
Some high-level official likes that tree! It “invites wealth” [a “money tree” that brings fortune]! So…
Experience has proven that all relocated old trees ultimately die tragically.
Does the highway have to go through there? Like Japan, in order to protect a part of a forest, they’d rather spend more money going around it, unlike us where we’d just go and develop it [clear it for development].
There will be retribution/karma…they better watch themselves…
They will face retribution/karma!
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Haven’t we already told you that we won’t take a needle and a piece of thread!!!? [meaning the government will take everything and leave you with almost nothing]
Legendary grass mud horse.
This is our country, hehe…
Hehe! This tree should belong to the villagers.