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Residents Forcibly Evicted & Homes Demolished in Cangzhou, Hebei

From QQ:

A Chinese couple stand on their roof to protect and protest their home being forcibly demolished.

In the morning of September 8th, in Shenzhuang (沈庄), a county in Huanghua City (黄骅市), Cangzhou (沧州), Hebei Province, a privately owned house was about to be torn down by force. The scene was filled with clouds of smoke and constituted a complete pandemonium. The two residents, a couple, climbed up to the roof; they would live with their home or rather die without it. On April 18th this year, the Residential Bureau of Huanghua City applied to the court, requesting to forcibly evict the 7 families who had refused to move from that region. On April 25th, the local court convened hearings, but didn’t make on-court verdict. The reason why the 7 families refuse to move is that they thought the evaluation process had no legal basis, and the compensation was too low. For now, the forcible eviction is in a stalemate. According to one of the residents of the 7 families, Li Aiyun (李爱云), when she requested the Residential Bureau of Huanghua and the Land Resource Bureau of Huanghua to release relevant information, she found such problems as flaws in the procedures of land requisition, housing demolition and resident relocation and the missing of approval documents of land property, etc. Photo is of the scene of forced demolition.

A Chinese couple stand on their roof to protect and protest their home being forcibly demolished.

A Chinese couple stand on their roof to protect and protest their home being forcibly demolished.

A Chinese couple stand on their roof to protect and protest their home being forcibly demolished.

A Chinese couple stand on their roof to protect and protest their home being forcibly demolished.

A Chinese couple stand on their roof to protect and protest their home being forcibly demolished.

A Chinese couple stand on their roof to protect and protest their home being forcibly demolished.

A Chinese couple stand on their roof to protect and protest their home being forcibly demolished.

A Chinese couple stand on their roof to protect and protest their home being forcibly demolished.

A Chinese couple stand on their roof to protect and protest their home being forcibly demolished.

A Chinese couple stand on their roof to protect and protest their home being forcibly demolished.

["live with the home, or die without it."]

A Chinese couple stand on their roof to protect and protest their home being forcibly demolished.

Enraged by the demolition, Shen Qizhi, a villager over 80 years old, went forward to reason [with the authorities] but was beaten down to the ground by more than 10 policemen. Now he’s hospitalized because of injury.

Comments from QQ:

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腾讯恩施州网友 风逸:

Even if the compensation is possibly already more than the house’s value, whether or not they have a place to live should be the primary consideration. Otherwise they end up having the compensation money but not being able to buy a new place to live, and with the old place already gone, that means there’s only the streets. The government is the stronger party, and it should take care of the weaker party…

腾讯苏州市网友 烟:

I see uniformed people in the photos, but were they there to protect the interests of the citizens or to “play the jackal to the tiger” [help the evildoers]? Instead of being the protectors of the people, they’ve stooped down to being the accomplices/thugs of a small group of interests???

腾讯网友 James Bulloc:

Do these beasts not know why the ordinary common people risked their lives to fight the devils [Japanese]!? It was to protect their homes!

腾讯金华市网友 水清盈:

Seeing that background of rising smoke, the woman’s expression of furious anger, it doesn’t seem like she’s on a roof, but like one of the five heros/warriors of Langyashan described in our elementary textbooks.

腾讯吉安市网友:

The war of the age of peace/peaceful times! China-style sorrow!

腾讯网友 褪色的谎言:

Why do must these things be forcibly carried out??? Is there no better way? This is someone else’s property, how can you demolish it at will? For example, if someone were to sleep with your wife, would you be willing?

腾讯郑州市网友 永不言弃:

In the end our army was victorious, using 10 to 1 to capture the high ground!

腾讯杭州市网友 桐庐春江:

If you can forcibly demolish [people’s buildings], then why can’t we forcibly build [buildings wherever we want]?! Poor farmers.

腾讯网友 风卷云:

Why are armed police involved in the forced demolition of a house, brother [referring to self] is understanding [this world] less and less.

腾讯金华市网友 夏天的风:

Sigh, for the development of the so-called city, how much tragedy must occur?
Those so-called leaders at the top, those who say they serve the people, where are you now?

Written by Paul

Paul is an English teacher whose lupine exterior conceals the nature of a real human being. He lives in Chengdu

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