Nail householders: Symbol of Chinese resistence against forced demolition of their home; A Collection of the most high-profile nail houses of China (0/21)
Property owners in China that refuse to move to make way for development are known as Nail Householders. The name Nail Householders or nail houses were originally derogatively branded by the developer and government alliance, but now they are hailed by Chinese as grassroot forefront fighter for civil rights. ...More
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A half demolished five storey building stands in the middle of a newly built road after the nail householder, an elderly couple refused to relocate in Wenling of Zhejiang in east China, Nov. 26, 2012. The strange sight is so eye-catching that it has drawn almost all major media around the globe. The property owner, 67 years old Luo Baogen, said the house cost his 6-member family 600 thousand RMB to build and decorate the house but the government only agreed 260 thousand as compensation. The house was demolished on December 1 after an agreement was finally reached.