The seige of Wukan


Basically, about 20,000 villagers in Wukan, southern China have kicked out all the Party officials because they’re fed up with having their land taken from them and then on-sold to developers for millions.

In response to the villagers’ grievances, Chinese government authorities have surrounded Wukan and are cutting off their food supply.

Naturally, any searches for “Wukan” in Chinese social media turn up zilch: censored.

UPDATE

Tim Blair has more (and JFTR, I didn’t steal his headline, I thought it up independently on the way home when a mate was telling me about the story).

Could this be another Tiananmen Square?

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