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Organizers urge sustained street protests in China

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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 01:53 AM
So... now is china next?

Wasington Post

BEIJING -- A renewed call for Middle East-style democracy protests in China urged citizens to take an afternoon stroll at arranged locations each weekend and demanded that authorities release activists who apparently remained in custody Wednesday.

Letters posted online by the unidentified organizers said sustained action will show the Chinese government that its people expect accountability and transparency that doesn't exist under the current one-party system.

"We invite every participant to stroll, watch or even just pretend to pass by. As long as you are present, the authoritarian government will be shaking with fear," said the letter, posted Tuesday on U.S.-based Chinese-language news website Boxun, which is blocked on the Chinese internet.

Yea, OK this happening in china with how they control their internet and how they enforce their laws. Not going to happen.

Only a handful of people were known to have actively participated in the initial attempt to stage rallies in 13 cities this past Sunday. China's authoritarian government is ever alert for domestic discontent and staged a show of force to squelch any protests, stepping up police presence in the streets, disconnecting some text messaging services and censoring Internet postings about the call to protest.

Yea, doesn't give these people any hope in a successful protest with how their media is heavily filtered... Not to mention only a handful of protesters showed up last time.

Several were apparently still in custody on Wednesday, including prominent activist lawyers Jiang Tianyong, Teng Biao and Tang Jitian, and writer Gu Chuan. All of their mobile phones had been switched off, which is common when activists are taken away by authorities.

"We urge the authorities to release the illegally kidnapped activists as soon as possible, otherwise this weekend we will organize another Jasmine Revolution protest on a larger scale to protest the illegal persecution of these people," a letter posted on the Boxun blog said.

Jiang's wife, Jian Bianling, said her husband was taken away Saturday and agents who came to their Beijing home later in the day identified themselves as city police officers and confiscated Jiang's computer.

"I don't know what's going on or where he's being locked up. I'm going to hire a lawyer to help me find him," she told The Associated Press.

So this started as a protest against china's government, but now turned into a protest to release their activists. I am all for their people to question their government, but what they are trying to do is suicide.

I doubt china will be the next country to experience an uprising, but with how uprising is the new thing... I would not be surprised.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 02:11 AM
With all the protests currently happening around the world right now, is china next?

The people organizing these protests think so, but the last time they tried they were all arrested and are asking for help to get them released.

I dont even know why this made the Washington post... Why are they even reporting this unless they know something we dont know. Is china the next country or one of them in the near future to experience an uprising?

IMO I dont think so. their government has a tight lid on almost everything.

What are your thoughts ATS?

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 02:26 AM
People have been figuring out how to rally for protests for centuries, they'll figure out a way around the internet.

China is notoriously oppressive to it's people and at some point, a signifciant portion of their population will have had an opportunity to see what is going on in the rest of the world. Like here, at some point protests are inevitable.

Guess it's wishful thinking on my part to hope that it would be sooner, not later. With China's economy now officially the 2nd largest in the world, that might actually have an impact on this illusion we're all living in.

Personally, I think internet access actually pacifies the populace, at least here in the US. We all sit here in front of our keyboards banging out our frustrations. If we were forced to actually interact with one another face to face, momentum builds and in fairly short order you can get people fired up.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 02:29 AM
Chinese are not hungry. My guess is, no, it won't be widespread.
It's just not china's time.. yet. I'll be very surprised if someone in china manage to sustain a protest such as this.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 02:30 AM
The real protests against the illegitimate CCP gov will not occur or come within the capital city Beijing or even any city townships. They are filled with the satisfied corrupt bootlickers of the party. Protestors there will only face apathy if not downright smackdowns.

History will repeat itself and there's nothing that the corrupted CCP gov can do. They may attempt to source for info from sites such as here, but it will not stop the determination and longing to be free. The uprisings will come from the countrysides, and it will come from many as they face starvation and deprivation.

Death will be a release to them, enough not to fear the ba%tards the negligent and corrupt CCP truly are. Thanks to the corrupted corporations and obscenely rich that had robbed the masses blind, depriving them of their livelihoods and had seized farmlands

They dont have enough bullets to kill the 1.3billion masses nor build enough cages to hold them all before being economically ruined themselves.

Only thing is, not many outside China will get to hear what is going on. The ccp has control of the media, even as they are trembling and sweating heaps in their leather chairs. What will happen is bound to happen, if it is already not happening now inside China. They cannot stop the juggarnaut of freedom that screams from the air today

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 03:27 AM
reply to post by ugie1028

Why can't Anon go after these fools?

The Chinese people deserve a shot at Democracy like any other nation!

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 03:29 AM
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101

how can you be free if all it takes is 51% of the people to vote away your rights to life liberty and pursuit of happiness. i haven't figured out, still, what this whole "spread democracy" thing is about. to me it looks and sounds like we are advancing socialism across the world, at the expense and reputation of the american people. how's it gonna help the chinese to have it? i know what they have now isn't great either, but trading in one problem for another, doesn't sound all that good either. particularly if you end up being in the 49% or less, group

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 11:54 AM
If you march in protest of something, make it count for what is most important. Demand that your governments surrender to Yahweh’s Lions of Zion (LOZ) and accept the incoming governmental rule of Christ Jesus. Any government that publicly acknowledges Christ as the Sovereign King over Yahweh’s creation will be spared from the coming wrath.

Although the compliance will end that governmental rule, it will represent a stepping stone for the other nations to follow suit, and could result in a more peaceful transition. It is because hearts are not directed to Yahweh that She must destroy those resisting, but that is not what She desires. She wants all to gain Salvation. It is possible to alter this world of peoples date with extermination if each person wakes up to what is just ahead if they do not.

As Yahweh once spared a city in ancient times from Her wrath because they relented and turned their hearts to Her, it can happen on a worldwide scale in these end times. If the people worldwide turn to Christ in TRUTH, you can alter the punishment phase to be meted out – only to the remaining few human resisters and Satan’s spiritual allies.

posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 12:12 AM
It is impossible to have mass protest in China, the government will not allow this, besides, there are not enough people want to protest...

posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 01:03 AM
Not alot of people want this so called "Jasmine Revolution"

posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 01:14 AM

Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by ugie1028

Why can't Anon go after these fools?

The Chinese people deserve a shot at Democracy like any other nation!

dont start bragging about Democracy in other countries in america Americans dont have any real Democracy, afterall every election you get the same idiots in the white house, more of the same.

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