Don't Step a Toe On This Chinese Farmer's Land

Most farmers will just grab a shotgun, or phone the police when confronted with trespassers. Not Chinese farmer Yang Youde though, who fires petrol bombs from his homemade cannon—one time, he even held off 100 people.

Youde had leased his farm until 2019, but after learning last year that it was to be repossessed, he built cannons and petrol bombs, to lob at anyone who dares attempt take his land from him. The first time people tried approaching him, there were 30 which he managed to hold off for a short while, before he ran out of bombs—and they beat him up. The second time, 100 people swarmed his land but were scared off by his artillery. [China Daily via ESWN via Shanghaiist]