September 18, 2012

China's Leaders Orchestrate Hysteria

Jon Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun

AP Photo

Protesters in Beijing over the weekend were herded into groups of 100.

Those without banners were given Chinese flags and were then guided to the Japanese embassy for five minutes of chanting before being replaced by the next group.

In the southern city of Shenzhen, the authorities used text messaging to get their instructions out to would-be demonstrators.

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