|Communist Land Confiscation.|
Villagers confront Communist security personnel who came to seize their land in Van Giang district in the outskirts of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, April 24, 2012.
Communism in Action . . . .
Seven Hour Siege - Several thousand security personnel in Vietnam move to take control of land from protesting villagers.
- The Communists came with bulldozers to steal the land of farmers.
- Communist police fired warning shots to keep the people at bay.
- Farmers resisted by throwing bricks, glass bottles, stones, and Molotov cocktails.
In one of the biggest land confrontations in Vietnam, about 2,000 Vietnamese villagers hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails on Tuesday at a larger group of armed security forces moving to seize their land in the outskirts of the capital Hanoi, witnesses said.
Backed by bulldozers, cranes, and excavators, more than 3,000 police and military personnel and unidentified men not in uniform moved in at the break of dawn to occupy 70 hectares (173 acres) of land in the district of Van Giang just east of Hanoi reports Radio Free Asia.
In the seven-hour siege, police fired warning shots to keep the people at bay while the farmers resisted the occupation by throwing bricks, glass bottles, stones, and Molotov cocktails, the witnesses said.
"Two thousand farmers from three villages of Van Giang District rallied and fought thousands of policemen and soldiers who came [to take] a 70-hectare area early in the morning," one resident of Xuan Quan village told RFA. "There were 3,000 or more [security forces]."
"We [told them] this is our land, we have not sold it and not yet taken [any] payments."
One villager said their crops were mostly destroyed. Ten residents from the Phung Cong and Xuan Quan villages were arrested.
Local authorities want to take back the land for use in a satellite city development.
The farmers said local authorities granted developer Viet Hung Co. Ltd. some 500 hectares (1,235 acres) of their land without conducting fair negotiations with their representatives.
The project was halted following a series of protests in 2006, but the farmers say development has since restarted.
All land in Communist Vietnam belongs to the state, and people only have the right to use it. Land expropriation has been linked to several high-profile incidents of unrest in recent years..
(Radio Free Asia)
First they come for your guns.
Then they come to re-distribute your private property.
Then they come to "re-educate" you into proper thinking.
Then they come for your orderly disposal.