Posted on Dec 14, 2011
Villagers in Southern China have accused authorities of seizing their land and killing a village representative in custody. The BBC reports that residents of Wukan in Guangdong province, one of China’s red-hot economic zones, are in a standoff with police.
Police have blocked roads leading to the village of Wukan. Local people are trying to keep them out.
The row - over village land taken by the local government - has been simmering for some time.
A new wave of protests broke out several days ago after the death of a villager while in police custody.