Villagers protest over illegal land sales

Updated: 2011-11-28 17:40


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GUANGZHOU - More than 300 villagers gathered around provincial government agencies in South China's Guangdong province Monday in a protest over alleged illegal land sales and embezzlement of land sales revenue by local officials.

The petitioners from the Zhongdongxi village in the city of Heshan gathered at the gates of the office buildings of the provincial government, the provincial committee of the Communist Party of China and the committee's commission for discipline inspection to voice their grievance. The petition caused block of nearby roads.