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Taizhou protests over land seizures, police surround entire village
Residents block roads and railway over lack of any compensation. Thousands of police arrive clashing with the population and arresting anyone who filmed the episode on their phones.
1 October, Premier Wen calls for 'more democracy' for China
On the occasion of celebrations marking the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Prime Minister promises more rights for the people and a democracy "with Chinese characteristics." But the government continues to repress human rights and prevent popular participation.
Guangdong, more social protests against the requisition of land
Thousands of people took to the streets in Lufeng to protest against the theft of land. Having raided the headquarters of the Party and the station police, they stayed on the streets resisting police charges.
Daily fight over land in China
Local authorities are seizing land from thousands of farmers, depriving them of their homes and fields for paltry compensation. They claim it is to favour the economic development of the country, but residents complain that officials pocket compensation money, and that once they have lost their land they have lost their livelihood.
Wukan celebrates: protest leader appointed Communist secretary
Guangdong villagers succeed in having local leaders, elected by fraud, deposed and an investigation into the theft of their land. Now the leader of the protesters is head of the local section.
Protester dies in jail. Riots over confiscated land on the rise
He was arrested three days ago. Officially, he died from "cardiac arrest". Falun Gong members, bishops and priests die in prison for torture. "Mass incidents" that see clashes between police and demonstrators grew to 180 thousand in 2010.
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