Friday, December 09, 2005

Chinese Government Kills Eminent Domain Protesters

Fox News reports that "Hundreds of riot police armed with guns and shields have surrounded and sealed off a southern Chinese village where authorities fatally shot demonstrators this week, villagers said Friday."

"During the demonstration Tuesday in Dongzhou, a village in Guangdong province, thousands of people gathered to protest the amount of money offered by the government as compensation for land to be used in the construction of a wind power plant. Police started firing into the crowd and killed several people, mostly men, villagers reached by telephone said Friday. The death toll ranged from two to 10, they said, and many remained missing. State media have not mentioned the incident and both provincial and local governments have repeatedly refused to comment."

This illustrates exactly what type of government China has. Murderous thugs who have no compunction over killing those who oppose their way. "The number of protests in China's vast, poverty-stricken countryside has risen in recent months as anger comes to a head over corruption, land seizures and a yawning wealth gap that experts say now threatens social stability. The government says about 70,000 such conflicts occurred last year, although many more are believed to go unreported." And why haven't we heard of these occurrences? Total media control? And some people believe that these thugs and murderers should have control of the internet.

For one brief, shining moment, the usual thug loving Amnesty International makes a statement against the Chinese actions. "'These reports of protesters being shot dead are chilling,' Catherine Baber, deputy Asia director at Amnesty International, said in a statement." Then of course, right back to the same unknowing, unfeeling characterization of the true nature of the Chinese junta. "'The increasing number of such disputes over land use across rural China, and the use of force to resolve them, suggest an urgent need for the Chinese authorities to focus on developing effective channels for dispute resolution.'" Idiot. Gunning people down in cold blood is the effective channel for dispute resolution for thugs and murderers. Here's another choice statement from AI in London, "'Amnesty spokeswoman Saria Rees-Roberts said Friday in London that 'police shooting people dead is unusual in China and it does demand an independent investigation.'" What? Have you forgotten Tiananmen Square?

As usual, the world will forget about what happened there or never even hear about it and no one will even consider taking the Olympics away from China. If we cannot punish China by removing the precious chance to propagandize their illegal and illegitimate government, maybe we can ask Paul McCartney to stay away. Although, it was people being killed, not animals....

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