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廣東烏坎村民主起義 (蘋果日報 2011年12月19日) Wukan village Protest for Democracy inside China, Communist Authority Killed Village Elder; another Tienanmen Massacre feared! by 天安門母親 Tiananmen Mothers on Sunday, 18 December 2011 at 22:43

Summary By CC: Wukan village news: Leader of the village was tortured to death after protesting against land-grab by local Communist Government authorities. The villagers in outrage, declared their independence and conducted a 1st Ever Democratic election where they elected their own local representatives to demand their fundamental human rights, right to proper rule of law and the return of their village elder’s dead body. It is feared that the situation may esculate into another Tienanmen (64) incident in Southern China. Village has blockaded themselves by digging impromptu ditches & setting up barricades. Please pass this reblog link on as other news sources are censored inside the Great firewall of China!

This is reblogged because a lot of the news about Wukan village has been blocked inside the Great firewall of China because they dared to rise up and  demand their independence from the oppression of the CCP Government in China….Please reblog this and share on as many portal as you can! thank you!

Chinese: Apple Daily, Hong kong with commentaries by Tienanmen Mothers




Wukan village Human Rights abuse: RIP ,薛錦波,Xue Jin Bo 56 yrs old Village Leader, tortured to death while in custody...since 21st September!












English: South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Edition, By Teddy Ng in Wukan

Village protesters demand free elections

Blockaded residents in Wukan call for free elections and return of leader’s body

More than 6,000 residents protesting against a government land grab rallied in the blockaded village of Wukan in Guangdong yesterday, demanding democratic elections and the return of the body of a protest leader who died in police custody about a week ago.

Tensions were high a day after family and friends held a memorial service for 42-year-old Xue Jinbo , who was taken away by police on December 9 and died two days later. Police say Xue died of a heart attack but relatives say he was beaten to death.

Lin Zulian , a representative of the demonstrators, vowed to march to Lufeng municipal offices if Xue Jinbo’s body was not returned within five days. According to local custom his body should have been buried yesterday.

Lin also said life was getting tougher as police are preventing supplies of food and other necessities going into the village.

The blockade follows a series of demonstrations by villagers who accuse officials of selling 1,666 hectares of village land without consulting or compensating residents.

The villagers gathered in a public square yesterday afternoon to shout slogans such as “Give our land back” and “We are innocent, and corrupt officials put us in jeopardy”.

High school pupils then led a march around the village – including through a police station and community building vacated two weeks ago after repeated confrontations – demanding democratic elections from local to central government level.

The protesters said the village had not had a free election in more than 40 years, allowing party secretary Xue Chang to hold onto the position for four decades.

The villagers took matters into their own hands more than two months ago and elected Xue Jinbo as deputy head of a provisional village representative committee, but the authorities quickly branded the committee illegal.

“We want democracy. Democratic elections should be held in the village and in other areas,” Lin said at yesterday’s rally before the protest broke up without incident.

Lin said he did not expect police would arrest him anytime soon, even though the authorities had accused him of engaging in illegal behaviour.

“I think the villagers will put their lives on the line to confront the local government if I am arrested,” he said.

Villagers said they were continuing with their normal lives in the village but were frustrated that police had blocked the main entrance to the community, making it difficult to get food and conduct regular business.

“My grandchildren dare not to go outside the village to see doctors even though they are sick. We fear that they will be arrested while they are out,” one woman said.

“Police will not enter the village now because reporters are here. I think they will come soon after the reporters go.”

The residents said police turned food trucks away at the village’s main entrance but they were able to unload the food and sneak it in in small quantities through side roads.

“Police just send the trucks away without giving any explanation,” a resident said.

Some shops were closed because of the supply problems and residents had put out a collection box for donations to go to those in financial need.

School was also suspended a few days ago after teachers living in Donghai township were barred from entering the village.

“I don’t think classes will resume until the dispute is settled,” a pupil said.

8 comments on “廣東烏坎村民主起義 (蘋果日報 2011年12月19日) Wukan village Protest for Democracy inside China, Communist Authority Killed Village Elder; another Tienanmen Massacre feared! by 天安門母親 Tiananmen Mothers on Sunday, 18 December 2011 at 22:43

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      January 15, 2012

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  5. Lemon
    December 20, 2011

    hi, Cecilia.
    Can you tell me from what newspaper you find this news in English?


    • ceciliawyu
      December 20, 2011

      Hi Lemon.

      Chinese article is from Apple Daily Hong kong with commentaries by Tienanmen Mothers.
      English article is from South China Morning Post by Teddy Ng, Hong Kong edition.

      Both are blocked inside Mainland China, right now, so my source from Shanghai tells me, in rather frustrated “profanities”…:)



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