Vietnam Farmers Barricade Commune Amid Standoff With Authorities

The farmers have held several police and officials captive since an April 15 clash over land.

2017.04.21
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A road partially blocked by logs in My Duc district on the outskirts of Hanoi, April 20, 2017. The sign reads: “Dong Tam residents absolutely trust the policy of the Party and Government.” Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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A metal barrier topped with barbed wire blocks a road in My Duc district, April 20, 2017. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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Rocks and other debris block access to My Duc district, April 20, 2017. Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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A sign reads “Dong Tam commune’s agricultural land can’t be taken away.” Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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A sign reads “Dong Tam residents aren’t violent, but must protect their land.” Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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The gate to Dong Tam’s Mieu Mon village sports several signs extolling adherence to the law and calling for checks on “greedy officials.” Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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A sign at the entrance to Mieu Mon village reads “Demolish corruption.” Photo: RFA Photo: RFA

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