Someone who won’t be bullied, who will stand up for themselves and their rights in the face of all-powerful corporations and governments, they give us all hope that we little guys do have the power after all. Often referred to as ‘nail houses’ or ‘holdouts,’ such as these have become high-profile media sensations. These holdout cases most often happen when the government needs land for highway building or decides to do resident relocation of the whole village if the land that it sits on serves a purpose for mining or other heavy industries. Since selling property isn’t something that can be forced, some people stand their ground, refusing to take the ridiculously small buy-out cash.
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