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Farmers protest against the government land weaning. Guangxi Province. December 2010. Photo from epochtimes.com

30.12.10.Otem land from farmers and sell it to developers have become very popular method for the local budget and personal enrichment of officials in China. Another bloody incident occurred in the village Tantyan Guangxi Province on December 23. Hundreds of police beating protesters peasants who defended their land, which is their only source of income.

 

Local residents told the correspondent of The Epoch Times, at noon in the village profit seven excavators accompanied by local officials and about three hundred policemen. Farmers asked to show documents allowing weaning land. Government documents did not show, and excavators have begun pull their crops jasmine. Farmers tried to stop them, and the police have floated clubs. At least three farmers were seriously injured and are in hospital. Several people were arrested.

December 26 farmers came to the protest with placards demanding the release of the arrested villagers and not to take the land or to increase the amount of compensation. Currently no results they have achieved.

All in the village is home to about 300 people. Live mainly by growing and selling jasmine. In April this year the government began gradual weaning of land, and is now taken her completely, all 31.5 hectares.

The amount of compensation is imposed on farmers 56,488 yuan ($ 8,070) per mu of land, but the company developer has already bought the land from the government at a price of more than 200 thousand yuan per mu.

Demolition and weaning land without the consent of their masters the Chinese government has long been practiced. Government pursues the increase of GDP, a large share of which is occupied real estate and land. In this case, often the owners pay low or compensation, or do not pay none at all.

The Epoch Times

Beaten by police peasants. Guangxi Province. December 2010. Photo from epochtimes.com

Weaning the land from the peasants. Guangxi Province. December 2010. Photo from epochtimes.com

Weaning the land from the peasants. Guangxi Province. December 2010. Photo from epochtimes.com

Beaten by police peasants. Guangxi Province. December 2010. Photo from epochtimes.com

Farmers protest against the government land weaning. Guangxi Province. December 2010. Photo from epochtimes.com

Farmers protest against the government land weaning. Guangxi Province. December 2010. Photo from epochtimes.com

Farmers protest against the government land weaning. Guangxi Province. December 2010. Photo from epochtimes.com

Farmers protest against the government land weaning. Guangxi Province. December 2010. Photo from epochtimes.com

Weaning the land from the peasants. Guangxi Province. December 2010. Photo from epochtimes.com

Weaning the land from the peasants. Guangxi Province. December 2010. Photo from epochtimes.com

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