In a horrific video, a family of seven was tied up before their house was knocked to the ground.
The propaganda department of a county council in Shaanxi Province, China said that the house was part of an urban renewal project.
On July 1, the incident took place after the family would not settle for an offer from the local council.
The video shows at least three adults and two children lying on the ground in Qianfeng village, Xixiang county, Hanzhong city.
A man can be seen with an immense amount of tape around his mouth while another man is tied up with plastic straps all across his body.
Mr. Li, a son-in-law of the Wu family, said in the video that there were five adults and three children being thrown out of the house.
“The men dragged my family members out of the house and threw them onto the ground. They beat them and smashed their phones as well,” said Li.
According to a news outlet, a spokesperson from Xixiang council’s propaganda department stated the house was marked to be part of the renewal plan and the house had to be torn down.
The Wu family was offered by the government four furnished apartments and a compensation of 96,000 yuan ($12,451).
But the family requested five houses with a shop front, four affordable homes, four car parking spaces and 1,200,000 yuan ($17,6493) refurbishment fee.
Both parties could not come to a stable agreement. However, the department said that they were not responsible for the act.
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