He Zhi Hua Crushed by Steamroller by Order of Chinese Official

| by Michael Allen

He Zhi Hua, a villager in Changsha Village, China who tried to resist a forced government relocation, was crushed to death by a steamroller on the orders of a Chinese government official.

The story was censored in China’s state controlled media, but has caused outrage on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, reports

Hua refused to accept a small payment from the government which has forcefully evicted locals in order use their land for commercial use.

Hua protested by lying down on the spot through which construction vehicles had to drive.That's when the local Vice Mayor ordered workers to murder Hua by driving over his body with a steamroller.

To censor the story, the Chinese government sent in 200 men to keep angry locals at bay and hide the remains of the body. Hua’s family was offered money in order to keep quiet.