Monday, February 21, 2011

China - Hundreds join 'Jasmine Revolution'

feb 21st, 2011 CE

possibly short-lived, as the hans will crush it shortly.

the economist explains how and why the crushing will happen: http://www.economist.com/node/18178177

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Hundreds join 'Jasmine Revolution'

Staff Reporters in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong

http://topics.scmp.com/news/china-news-watch/article/Hundreds-join-Jasmine-Revolution

Feb 21, 2011

A shopper walks past police as they stand guard outside a McDonald's
restaurant in central Beijing.

Crowds turned out in Beijing and Shanghai city centres yesterday,
following an online call for a "Jasmine Revolution" in 13 cities in
response to pro-democracy protests across the Middle East.

Nervous that the gatherings might turn into larger protests, the
authorities went on high alert.

Tens of thousands of police and state security agents were mobilised
to quell the gatherings.

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1 comments:

Uddharet said...

Did Mao Zedong not say, Let a hundred jasmine flowers bloom?