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Chinese student protest caught on videophones

  • Paul Mason
  • 15 Sep 06, 10:51 AM

With the big internet companies getting hammered by the US Congress and human rights lobby, it's good to see that Youtube - the DIY internet TV channel - has been able to carry graphic footage, shot on a cameraphone, of students in Ruian, China protesting and getting dispersed by the police.

What happened, allegedly, was that a young teacher was found dead outside her apartment; the authorities concluded suicide; the student population took to the streets to question the verdict. Many took footage of their clash with police on their videophones, and posted them to blogs.

As the blogs got taken down, some footage appeared on Youube. You can read Sameer Padania's account of this unprecedented video revolt here at Global Voices online. And just click the link in the footage to see the footage at Youtube.

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I looked at the blog about China and it was interesting. I count myself as those who are thirsty for information. For that reason, I visit the BBC and I listen to the BBC.

In Global Voices Online, I checked the articles dedicated to Cuba and saw the article dealing with the arrest of dissident Physician Dr. Dariel Darsi Ramirez in the beginning of September 2006.

  • 2.
  • At 06:22 PM on 16 Sep 2006,
  • Nalini wrote:

WHILE THE POLICE ARE BEATING UP THE PERSON WHAT ARE THE OTHERS DOING WATCHING - COULD THEY NOT GOT A GROUP TOGETHER AND DONE SOMETHING TO STOP THE POLICE GETTING SO VIOLENT. WITH THEIR MARTIAL ARTS BACKGROUND THERE COULD HAVE BEEN A FEW FIREWORKS.

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  • At 10:34 AM on 16 Apr 2008,
  • eric wrote:

good

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