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    Wukan



    And see China Geeks and the Daily Telegraph's Malcolm Moore for some excellent reporting. Also Moore's Google+ page for extra background.


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    SCMP: Village protesters demand democracy (google the story) Teddy Ng in Wukan, Dec 18, 2011

    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.
    The Protestor

    The stakes are very different in different places. In North America and most of Europe, there are no dictators, and dissidents don't get tortured. Any day that Tunisians, Egyptians or Syrians occupy streets and squares, they know that some of them might be beaten or shot, not just pepper-sprayed or flex-cuffed. The protesters in the Middle East and North Africa are literally dying to get political systems that roughly resemble the ones that seem intolerably undemocratic to protesters in Madrid, Athens, London and New York City.