China Has Finally Demolished The House It Built A Road Around

Last week we brought you the remarkable story of Luo Baogen, a local man who refused to move from his home in China’s Zhejiang province when the local government decided to build a highway over his house.

Unable to convince Luo to leave his home (he said the amount of money offered wasn’t enough for him to build a new home), the authorities did the only rational thing — and built the road around his house.

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According to the AP, local officials say that they have now demolished the house after Luo accepted a 260,000 yuan ($41,000) offer, around $6,000 more than what he had originally been offered. The AP was unable to reach Luo and it was unclear if he had faced additional pressure to leave the home.

The house was demolished on Sunday. Its last moments were caught in this video from ITN news:

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