China land seizures turning violent

Farmers in country's southwest are being beaten and arrested by police, and are now appealing to the president.

    In China, land seizures by regional administrations are turning increasingly violent against farming communities who had owned them.

    One of the latest confrontations, in which farmers were severely beaten and arrested by police, has been in a southwestern area where an earthquake struck almost two weeks ago. 

    Protesters are now appealing to President Xi Jinping to intervene against the land grabs.

    Adrian Brown reports from the town of Wenping in South West China.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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