Final stand: noon, 29 September07: Weapons at the ready, Mr Sun Defu, 70, climbs onto the roof of his five-storey block to put up a firm fight against the demolition team due to arrive to "force" his family out of their flat. The two-bedroom flat had been given out by his work unit when he started work as a mechanic in a state-owned company more than three decades ago, said Mr Sun.  As the CCTV Towers loom overhead, he lamented: "All we're asking for is a roof over our heads. Is that too much to ask?"
The family has since been compensated and moved to near the Fourth Ring Road. Their apartment block has been torn down in early November and became part of the CCTV's 20 hectare site.
 (image by Sim Chi Yin)
Final stand: noon, 29 September07: Weapons at the ready, Mr Sun Defu, 70, climbs onto the roof of his five-storey block to put up a firm fight against the demolition team due to arrive to "force" his family out of their flat. The two-bedroom flat had been given out by his work unit when he started work as a mechanic in a state-owned company more than three decades ago, said Mr Sun. As the CCTV Towers loom overhead, he lamented: "All we're asking for is a roof over our heads. Is that too much to ask?" The family has since been compensated and moved to near the Fourth Ring Road. Their apartment block has been torn down in early November and became part of the CCTV's 20 hectare site.
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