On September 16, a man protesting demolition-relocation in Lianhua City in Changsha, Hunan province was crushed to death under a steamroller, possibly by order of the deputy mayor, as reported by KDNet on Sunday. The incident was posted onto Sina Weibo on Monday, where it has since been forwarded more than 16,000 times, eliciting comments such as, “Why should we love country?” (@manhengjie) and, “Spectacle too horrible to endure” (@娴情依旧4448).
A villager named He Zhihua was upset about being forced to relocate to make room for a road project, so on September 16, he confronted Lianhua City vice mayor Ling Yun at a construction site. Ling slapped him, escalating a volatile situation. According to witnesses, He laid himself in front of a steamroller and shouted, “You got any skill, you’ll run me over!”
Ling’s reply was unexpected.
“If this expressway is to be finished, a few people need to die. Killing you will yield monetary compensation.” And just like that, the steamroller drove over He, “splattering his brains,” as the KDNet write-up describes it. Those watching nearby apparently said, “Too merciless.”
Morning commuters were delayed this morning as many took to the streets to protest the situation unfolding with Japan. Almost everyone on the bus stuck their phones out the window to record the unusual protest which are rare. Japanese stores and supermarkets were shuttered and barricaded with a heavy police presence as these protests were widely anticipated (having been organized on weibo - similar to twitter).
Originally posted by ladyteeny
well, with all the apathy in the world, i'm guessing this will soon be coming to a country near you folks!
Originally posted by CALGARIAN
Media loves to blow this stuff up (rightfully so)
If this happened in US, I'm almost positive the country would blow up.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by inverslyproportional
That reply is so blatantly apologetic.
The man was horribly crushed to death on the order of one of their Government's official. If it were one of your relatives you'd probably be singing a different tune me bets.
Very sad indeed, the world needs to burn these mothers effers down, incinerate the bodies and urinate on the ashes.