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Nov 22, 2011 06:06 PM

4,000 Villagers Protest Land Grabs, Elections

Marching in the street holding banners that read "Give Back My Land," "Anti-Dictatorship" and "Anti-Corruption" on November 21, about 4,000 villagers in Southern China's Guangdong Province protested what they said were illegal land seizures and rigged local elections.

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The peaceful demonstration by Wukan village residents ended before noon, with about 400 staging a sit-in in front of the Lufeng County office. Protesters left when acting Lufeng Mayor Qiu Jingxiong and other officials emerged, promising to look into the villagers' complaints.

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