The Chinese Village Of Wukan Is Under Siege After Open Rebellion Against The Government
December 14, 2011
Villagers in Wukan, China have chased away local police and government after a mass protest against corruption.
The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore filed a report and is tweeting from inside the besieged village.
The situation has been brewing for months, with violent riots breaking out in September too. People are upset over local corruption, particularly regarding seizures of agricultural land to build housing developments. Initially it seemed like the protest movement was working as the government agreed to review all land deals going back to 1976.
Moore tweets: “At the edge of town, around 100 palatial three and four storey houses now upsetting villagers – they were built on farmland. #Wukan:
Wukan is now under siege and blockade, with around ten days of food remaining, according to Moore.