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China "nail" house finally demolished

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China "nail" house finally demolished


It was dubbed the “nail” house because locals claim the owner is as stubborn as a stuck nail in a piece of wood.

But the five storey property, which a newly constructed highway in China’s Zhejiang Province had to be built around, has finally been demolished.

Owner Luo Baogen who had been holding out for local authorities to build him a new home,
finally caved in and agreed the equivalent of nearly 32,000 euros in compensation.

The property had been earmarked for demolition in 2008. But while all the other residents moved out, Luo refused to budge.

Pictures of his house spread online and his story became a symbol of individual resistance against the large-scale construction projects in China.

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