Rude Awakening

According to the official China News Service, 300 demolition personnel brandishing steel rods and equipped with more than 10 bulldozers carried out a forced demolition against 24 homes in a village in the Hualong District of Puyang City (濮阳市华龙区) in Henan province on March 18, 2011. In the process of the demolition, the residents, who were sleeping when rudely awakened by the demolition force, reportedly saw their belongings, including furniture, crushed along with dogs and other domestic animals. The propaganda department of Puyang announced on March 28 that the demolition in question was planned and carried out by labor contractors who were already in criminal custody. In this cartoon, posted by the Kunming-based studio Yuan Jiao Man’s Space (圆觉漫时空) to QQ.com, a horned black figure leads a pack of vicious dogs with bulldozer heads as terrified residents scatter before them.

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