'Dama' queens: China investigates 'auntie demolition team'

January 22, 2015 9:40 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating reports that middle-aged women were paid 200 yuan ($32) each to demolish homes for a new development, a government official said on Thursday, sparking anger about one of the country's most common causes of unrest.

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

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