On Thursday morning, nearly 1,000 police officers raided Pan Tu village, part of the Xiamen area in Fujian province. Villagers had been staging a sit in for over a month in protest of land seizures to build a 36-hole golf course.
The sit in, which began on March 17, was abruptly ended early on Thursday morning as thousands of police officers forcefully cleared the scene, destroying tents, pulling down banners, and injuring a number of villagers, including a 70 year old man who is reportedly in a critical condition.
According to reports on Weibo (all censored but available through FreeWeibo) villagers then gathered to confront local government and police officials. During the ensuing scuffle, a local party boss, Tongan District Party Committee Secretary Chen Chen, was stripped naked, reportedly at the hands of a group of grannies.
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