Beijing Demolition Protest

Beijing Protest

Yesterday, there were crowds reading the signs posted on this shop south of Nanluoguxiang. All of the neighbouring properties have been demolished to make way for a new subway station.

The English signs say ‘Maintaining our legal rights with the life’, ‘Our life and death with my shop together’ and, on the other side of the building, ‘Shameless landlord and demolition company deceive state property’.

The owners are not Beijing locals and won’t receive full compensation. I recently wrote that demolition protesters cover their shops with flags, Mao posters and Party logos in order to show that their protest is directed towards specific corrupt officials and not the Party as a whole. In this case they didn’t do that, which may be one reason why today the building looked like this:

Beijing Protest Over

Happy Chinese New Year, protesters. I hope you get out of jail soon.

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One response to “Beijing Demolition Protest

  1. Hello Tom
    This article is interesting,
    could be taken as a sign of spreading distrust in the nation.

    Nice work!

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