September 18, 2012
China's Leaders Orchestrate Hysteria
Jon Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun
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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