The device shown in this picture looks remarkably like a very crude version of a World War II German Nebelswerfer – a small, multiple-tube rocket launcher. And guess what? That’s what it is. It was constructed by a Chinese farmer named Yang Yude who doesn’t fancy the idea of having his land taken for what we would call economic redevelopment, so he has taken to firing rockets from this contraption over the heads of the government/developer representatives who came to take possession of his land after offering him $19,500 which he contends to be way too low. Hmm. Where have we heard that one before?
So far, no casualties, but the developers called the cops who — guess what? — took Yang’s side and protected him from the would-be takers.