Guangdong Farmers Clash With Police, Take Official Hostage

September 1, 2004

Radio Free Asia reports that around 300 residents of Sanshan village near Panyu city stormed their local Party committee offices and took the Party secretary hostage, after a sit-in with banners outside the building failed to produce the result they wanted. They said they wanted a clear explanation of the transfer of their farmland to a large industrial company.