外文标题：8 killed, 12 hurt in China land dispute
BEIJING: China saw one of the bloodiest clashes over land dispute that left eight people dead and 12 injured in a suburb of the southwestern city of Kunming on Tuesday. Reports from the Jinning suburb said armed men in black uniforms attacked villagers some people to evict them from their lands.
Chinese official media said the clashes involved over 3,000 people, which included 1,000 odd attackers and 2,000 local residents angry after two of them were killed.
But villagers said it was conducted by hired thugs sent by a land developer trying to evict them of their lands. The attackers came in black uniform bearing shields bearing police symbols. They also used knives, steel pipes and tear gas.
One report cited a resident surnamed Gao, who said over 2,000 local residents bandied together to capture and kill some of the attackers after two of the villagers lost their lives. Another report said villagers fought back by settling a supply of gas on fire but did not explain how it worked.
The Jinning county government said the police reached the village immediately after receiving reports about the violence and helped the injured.
Kevin Guite (Asia)
Kevin Guite (Asia)
Violence, killings & conflict - everywhere. Where is the love?
haha chinese fight for land whether its their own or somebody' else.
Ram Kishun ()
Such type of incidents often take place in India. It appears to have become a global phenomenon.
They have their own issues and now are trying to grab land from India.
kamath Neil (Mumbai)
In India people can protest and fight for their rights because it is democratic country. How can chinese people protest against the decision of their "people's govt". They should just obey the orders.
Web Presence (Pune)
When it comes to land disputes, all over the world, reaction will be the same.