News on Human Rights Activities, Oct. 31
Thousands of People Fight Over Land Dispute in Guangdong
October 30 morning, hundreds of gang members fought with local villagers, using steel pipes and long knives, over disputed land near West Lake Avenue in Leizhou city. This massive fight resulted in traffic paralysis. Lots of injured on both sides filled the local hospitals.
Hundreds of armed police, went in to control the situation. But there is no report from the media, and the Public Security Bureau did not publish the truth.
Hundreds of Owners Protest Against “top grade" Housing
October 30, hundreds of owners protested, with banners and road blocks, against poor quality houses from developers in FuAn ShangPin district in Chongqing city. They were violently dispersed by police: some were arrested.
Owners say, the cost is over 9000 RMB per square meter; but the front door is too narrow to be entered by wheelchairs and strollers. It will be very hard to escape in emergency because the stairs are very narrow too. People would be hard to rescue in an emergency as well.
Hundreds of Merchants Cease Trade to Protest Rent Increase in Nanjing
October 30, hundreds of merchants ceased trade to protest the 30% rental increase at Jinqiao Decorate Store in Nanjing city. The merchants blocked the store gate but were dispersed by hundreds of police; a woman was injured.
Between 23rd and 24th, nearly 2000 merchants in Jinqiao city launched a strike against rent inflation. On the 24th, a large number of merchants were driven by police in parade out of the mall; resulting in one arrest and several beatings.
Gansu Falun Gong Practitioner Abducted: Lawyer Obstructed
October 31, headquartered in the US, Minghui website reported, Beijing lawyer Dong Yong was detained by police and his phone checked, and bag and body searched. This was in Baiyin bank, Baiyin City, Gansu Province when he tried to give legal aid to abducted Falun Gong practitioner Li Qiaolian.
More than 60-years-old, Li Qiaolian, was repeatedly arrested due to insisting on practicing Falun Gong. She suffered long term physical and mental persecution including severe beating and long isolation during detention. Currently, in the detention centre, Li Qiaolian has severe hypertension symptoms. Her family wanted a lawyer help her get home early through legal channels.