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Yunnan Villagers Capture and Set Fire to Forced Demolition Crew

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From NetEase:

Construction Workers for a Kunming Logistics Center Clash with Villagers

October 14th in Jinning County, Kunming, during the construction of the “Jincheng Transasia Industrial Logistics Center”, construction workers and a number of villagers from Fuyou Village clashed. According to early reports, this has already led to 4 deaths and 10 injured. After this was reported to authorities, the provincial, city and county leaders rushed to the scene and made every effort to treat the wounded. The details of the incident are currently being investigated by public security organs [police].

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Comments on NetEase:

战争之王一柚子 [网易浙江省杭州市手机网友]:

Only 60 years later do we discover…we’ve been duped…

该不该找兰翔 [网易广东省广州市网友]:

I’m seeing if I can comment.

1054523737 [网易云南省昆明市呈贡县网友]:

There are 3 tied up with rope who were burned to death alive.

网易重庆市手机网友:

There’s no more that needs to be said, everybody knows/understands.

宇宙de真理 [网易四川省乐山市网友]:

If the land belongs to the people, what right does the government have to sell the people’s land to other people? If the land belongs to the government, can I ask where did the government get the land from? Is it bought with taxpayer’s money or is it stolen from the hands of the people? If it is bought with taxpayer’s money, then this land belongs to the people and not the government, but if it was stolen from the people, then the government are bandits.

90t [网易浙江省杭州市网友]:

They killed one villager, then everybody got fed up and grabbed 5 running dogs present, who were all burned to death.

jiaowan008 [网易河北省廊坊市手机网友]:

The armed police are the tools of those with power and money.

zgame209 [网易河南省平顶山市网友]:

I saw this on Baidu Tieba, the 4 who were tied up were burned to death alive. So brutal. Fuck, if they have such guts, then tie up the boss and burn him instead.

网易江西省新余市网友:

What kind of news is this? Nothing was made clear.

莲花染尘g8t8 [网易安徽省合肥市手机网友]:

Socialism is good.

From Sina Weibo: (since deleted)

@darkmnum October 14th at Fuyou Village in the town of Jincheng, Jinning County in Yunnan Kunming, an fierce clash occurred between villagers resisting demolition and hundreds of people wearing police uniforms and using riot shields. During this incident, 2 villagers were beaten to death, 8 demolition crew members were captured, and among them 5 were burned to death by angry villagers. The villagers also captured large amounts of tear gas, riot shields and police gear. To resist the government taking their land, Jincheng villagers have already been defending their rights for two years, during which numerous clashes have occurred.

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Comments on Sina Weibo:

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梦想家邬亮:

Support all people’s right to bear guns!

小意达的猫:

After seeing government personnel burned like that, it is very hard to cheer for the villagers!

霞客丁:

Where there is oppression, there will be resistance.

pingdanz:

This needs to be widely reported, forced demolition is illegal. During the course of social development there needs to be gradual understanding and compromise during conflicts, but people’s basic rights should be protected.

邹江元:

Local governments rely on selling land to make money, and the land they sell is the land of peasants appropriated at low prices. But, peasants also have to rely on their land to survive [make a living]. The conflict between the two sides leads to bloody forced demolitions.

George_liu088:

This is clearly class conflict and class struggle.

princessjin:

Oh my god, is this what current society is like? For there to be such rampant villagers. However much hate you have, it shouldn’t result in using such extreme methods to kill people. Where is the law? When the clash happened, did no one call the police?

安小姐Angela:

That the villagers retaliated and killed must be due to their anger reaching its limit. Some things cannot be solved by reason, because I’ve personally witnessed the violent law enforcement [brutality] of the chengguan. Seeing this makes me heartbroken and full of tears. If the villagers do not fight back, they’ll be beaten to a pulp by the police with weapons… This is the apocalypse!

彭晓风:

Burned to death! What kind of hatred is this?

铭人语言:

Chinese peasants are perhaps the easiest people in world to rule over and manage. But they are slowly waking up, this is without a doubt. People often say China needs democracy, needs rule of law, and those who say it are perhaps so-called public intellectuals who have woken up first. But in China, the people who push for democracy and constitutional government, including voting rights, will definitely be the peasants, not the intellectuals, middle class or the rich (the capitalist classes/bourgeoisie)…because peasants don’t have anything really to lose, apart from their lives!

Rios_ll:

Arise, those who do not want to be slaves.

Written by Joe

Joe is a documentary producer and journalist based in Shanghai

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