- Protester He Zhu Hua, appears to be crushed in shocking images
- He opposed being moved after government tried to claim land for commercial use
- Reports claim government then tried to hide body and sent security to quell anger from residents
PUBLISHED:14:23 EST, 25 September 2012| UPDATED:14:23 EST, 25 September 2012
This is the horrifying moment a Chinese protester was allegedly brutally crushed to death by a government road flattening truck over a land dispute.
The demonstrator had apparently resisted a government relocation when he appeared to be crushed by the huge vehicle on the orders of a Chinese government official.
The victim, named as He Zhi Hua, had refused to accept a small sum to relocate from Changsha Village in Hunan Province, where government officials want to claim land for commercial use.
Instead, when Hua began lying down on the land in protest, a construction vehicle reportedly crushed him to death with its huge rollers, allegedly on the orders of the local Vice Mayor.
The local authorities had already evicted many others from Changsha Village when the state-owned construction vehicle carried out the killing, according to reports.
Shocking pictures from the aftermath appeared to show the man’s remains splattered under the rollers of the giant construction vehicle.
It is unclear exactly what the pictures show, however, and there is a possibility the incident could have been an accident.
However, it is even alleged that the local authorities in Changsha Village attempted to cover up the incident by deploying security to control angry locals and hiding the body.
Reports have also claimed that the man’s family were offered a sum of money to ‘keep quiet’ about the incident, according to infowars.com.
The site also reported that after the killing, 200 heavy-handed security officials were sent to the scene to quell any protests from onlookers.
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