A self-shot video posted anonymously yesterday to 56.com, China's largest video sharing website, is titled:
The crowd shouts: the developer is using force to repropriate the land, the government supports them. Where's the law？Where's the justice??
A bare breast with signs of assault is shown at the end of the video.
The beating seems to have taken place in Zhangsheliangcai Village, Shangdunbo Township, Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province and against the residents of Village Group 2. A semi-thorough Google search brings up no other accounts of the attack, but a little more Googling brings up an old statement on the local Fuzhou government website which writes that the numbers of evicted Shangdunbo Township farmers in 2001 going to petition first to the provincial capital and from there to Beijing were so high that in 2002 this small city district became one of the ‘top ten key management areas in the province’, that efforts were made to resolve “the conflict” and that from that point on there were no more petitions coming out of Shangdunbo Township.
Coincidentally, 2002 is when whoever posted the video to 56.com claims that their protests no longer had any effect. The government statement, which appears to have run at the time in the Fuzhou Daily newspaper, is dated 2003. A little more Googling turns up another (and there are more) old document also from the Fuzhou City Shangdunbo Township government, this time dated 2004, which calls for interested investors, given, it writes, the government's inability to borrow or raise sufficient funds at the time. A contact name and number is provided there.
Here's the remainder of the text accompanying the video:
简 介： 群众呼声：开发商强行征地，政府支持，法律何在，天理何在？？
A copy of this video has been saved offline in case it should ever be removed from 56.com.