Wang Chau villagers resisted eviction on Wednesday, driving out around 50 representatives sent from the Lands Department after they entered the villages on the official eviction date. The government plans to demolish the three Yuen Long villages to make way for a public housing estate. Lawmaker Eddie Chu acted as mediator between the Lands Department officers and the villagers. HKFP’s Ryan Lai shot video of the failed eviction. Click here for full story.

Officers from the Lands Department. Photo: Ryan Lai/HKFP.

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