Defiant mood in village that shook China –

by aepxc

As an armed security cordon tightened around Wukan in southern China, the rebellious villagers patrolled their perimeter and gathered quietly in groups on Friday night.

An eerie calm had descended over the fishing village’s narrow stone alleys and central square where, hours earlier, most of the 13,000 residents had attended the memorial of Xue Jinbo, a local leader who died in police custody last Sunday