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Floody heck. Here's one way to shift protesters from a building site.
Developers in Yangji, Guangdong province, got fed up with negotiating with local home owners to make way for a new office block complex.
So they used bulldozers to divert a local river so it virtually encircles the householders holding out for better financial compensation for losing their homes.
"The ditch is as deep as a man and twice that wide. They've made it clear that if we want to leave we have to get out before they complete the circle," said one resident.
"They've already cut off most of the electricity and the fresh water and we're struggling to survive.
"But we won't give in. If they can build rivers, we can build bridges," he added.
Developers claim the handful of hold-outs are delaying a 200 million GBP plan to redevelop the site, close to the booming Guangzou city.
"They have been offered new homes so what more can we give them?
"Everyone else has gone and these people are standing in the way of progress," said a spokesman.
Now local officials have pledged to negotiate between the two sides.
"Both sides are taking extreme measures. We have to find another way," said one.
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