They carried on with the construction in the face of strong opposition from the residents.
The residents made complaints about the noise.
Some residents took a wait-and-see attitude while others prepared for heavy flooding.
local residents are not happy about the fact that the government seems to be cutting down more and more trees
For the residents of Edo, the first bonito of the year was something that had to be bought, even if it meant borrowing money.
The mayor of Naples has apologised to a US tourist who was beaten up by local residents shortly after he was mugged.
The implication was that where there was a well, there were residents.
On seeing this, I can't help thinking: Can the residents of Beijing keep up with such a pace?
There was a flare-up between local residents and state regulators.