Thousands of Chinese citizens protest forced resettlement by hydro dam, clash with police. Over 100,000 people will be displaced and paid $250 per year. A sign of the new normal. Story here, and here.
Over 50 people were injured in a five-day-long standoff between police and thousands of protesters over land confiscation in China’s Yunnan Province. A thousand armed police in military vehicles were dispatched and local officials cut off the Internet connection of the entire town.
Residents of Suijiang County, Yunnan Province, who were forced to leave their homes because of the construction of the Xiangjiaba hydraulic power station, were upset over meager resettlement compensation.