Hundreds denounce fresh land grab in south China

(REUTERS) – Around 1,000 villagers denouncing a new alleged instance of land seizures have protested outside a government headquarters in southern China, a Hong Kong newspaper said on Wednesday, the latest of a series of flare-ups unsettling authorities.

The villagers, some carrying red and green banners denouncing corrupt officials, gathered on Tuesday outside the city government building in the city of Guangzhou, the South China Morning Post said in its online edition.

They demanded compensation for land they said was seized by the Communist Party Secretary in the village of Wanggang and accused him of pocketing the equivalent of more than US$63 million (S$81 million).

However another Hong Kong newspaper, the Ming Pao Daily, put the number of protesters at 100.
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