Feb 20, 2011
BEIJING — Postings circulating on the Internet have called on disgruntled Chinese to gather on Sunday in public places in 13 major cities to mark the “Jasmine Revolution” spreading through the Middle East.
The calls have apparently led the Chinese government to censor postings containing the word “jasmine” in an attempt to quell any potential unrest.
“We welcome… laid off workers and victims of forced evictions to participate in demonstrations, shout slogans and seek freedom, democracy and political reform to end ‘one party rule’,” one posting said.
The postings, many of which appeared to have originated on overseas websites run by exiled Chinese political activists, called for protests in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and 10 other major Chinese cities.
This article was posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 8:23 am