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Rights Group: Farmers Protest Three Gorges Dam Relocation བོད་སྐད།


A Hong Kong based human rights group says that farmers relocated to make way for the Three Gorges Dam have clashed with police in central China.

The Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said in statement that on Monday and Tuesday villagers in a Chongqing municipality township blocked a road and clashed with hundreds of police.

The rights group's statement said two police cars were overturned during the protests. An elderly woman told the French news agency (AFP) that the farmers were upset because they did not receive enough money for relocation.

The local witness told AFP that police used pepper spray on protesters and that blood was spilt during the clashes.

In the process of building the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project, more than 1.4 million people were forced to move.

Relocations have been plagued by reports of corruption and poor conditions for migrants in their new homes.
A Hong Kong based human rights group says that farmers relocated to make way for the Three Gorges Dam have clashed with police in central China.

The Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said in statement that on Monday and Tuesday villagers in a Chongqing municipality township blocked a road and clashed with hundreds of police.

The rights group's statement said two police cars were overturned during the protests. An elderly woman told the French news agency (AFP) that the farmers were upset because they did not receive enough money for relocation.

The local witness told AFP that police used pepper spray on protesters and that blood was spilt during the clashes.

In the process of building the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project, more than 1.4 million people were forced to move.

Relocations have been plagued by reports of corruption and poor conditions for migrants in their new homes.

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