Chinese city probes 'AIDS demolition team' threatening residents

December 24, 2014 6:20 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A city in central China is investigating reports that workers tasked with demolishing homes for a new development are threatening to infect residents with AIDS if they don't move out, state media reported on Wednesday.

Forced demolitions are a frequent cause of unrest and anger in China, with local governments and developers often accused of using thugs to carry out demolition orders and of not paying proper compensation.

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