Occupy Wukan, China – Protest Continues


Wukan Protests. It’s about land. A company comes in and takes over disputed land. The locals say it’s for agriculture. A protest begins and the villagers negotiator, Xue Jinbo “dies in custody.” The protests have been going on for months and it’s sheer sign of a changing environment. How will it end?

“Protests against official misconduct are increasingly common in fast-developing China, but Wukan residents have taken things a step further, erecting barricades over the weekend to keep police out and posing a challenge to the authoritarian government.” (huffingtonpost – Wukan Protest)