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Farmer Uses Homemade Cannon to Fight Off Developers 14

If you try to evict Chinese farmer Yang Youde you better be ready for a lot of attitude and his homemade cannon. Land developers have attempted to confiscate his farm twice, only to be met with homemade rocket blasts. From the article: "'I shot only over their heads to frighten them,' the China Daily quoted him saying of his attacks on demolition workers sent to move him off his land. 'I didn't want to cause any injuries.' The rockets can travel over 100 meters, and exploded with a deafening bang, the official paper added. It did not say if anyone had been injured."


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Farmer Uses Homemade Cannon to Fight Off Developers

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  • Eminent domain (Score:3, Insightful)

    by CHK6 ( 583097 ) on Wednesday June 09, 2010 @03:27PM (#32514896)
    You don't say! The Communist Party of China has the right to seize a citizen's private property? {insert my shocked face.} But hey this farmer is getting off easy, at least he is being offered some money from a government with a wonderful sparkling human-rights record and open political ideas and freedoms. It's good to know that even communists countries practice what other wonderful democratic countries practice to, the seizing of private property from the law abiding citizens they claim to serve. See China isn't all that different from small town USA, where developers can seize private citizen's property to plop down a half run strip mall and apartments for economic development. Government it's the cheese!

I've got a bad feeling about this.