This is so very inspirational and also a prime example of how the ideals of Liberty are contagious! And Stacy is right, it does need to go viral! I am planning on talking about this on my show tonight:
For the first time on record, the Chinese Communist party has lost all control, with the population of 20,000 in this southern fishing village now in open revolt.
The last of Wukan’s dozen party officials fled on Monday after thousands of people blocked armed police from retaking the village, standing firm against tear gas and water cannons.
Since then, the police have retreated to a roadblock, some three miles away, in order to prevent food and water from entering, and villagers from leaving. Wukan’s fishing fleet, its main source of income, has also been stopped from leaving harbour.
The plan appears to be to lay siege to Wukan and choke a rebellion which began three months ago when an angry mob, incensed at having the village’s land sold off, rampaged through the streets and overturned cars.
Although China suffers an estimated 180,000 “mass incidents” a year, it is unheard of for the Party to sound a retreat.
Police have surrounded the town and aren’t allowing food to their citizens.
“People cannot come in and we can’t go out. We will not survive if the situation keeps going, as we have no food,” said another villager to Agence France Press by phone. “We normally have to buy food from outside, but we are blocked, so we cannot buy it,” he added.Last week, officials in the village were taken hostage for a few hours by angry villagers and the police set up roadblocks at the village entrance in response.
30 villagers so far have gone over to the government’s side as they have been barricaded in since December 8th. These villagers stood firm against tear gas and water cannons (they were armed with sticks) and have switched sides for rice and cooking oil…