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May 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm #11111
Apparently police are expecting a protest Saturday 4th of May around the Times Residence / Shangrila area.May 2, 2013 at 4:47 pm #31052
Any idea whether it’s safe to show up for making some photo shots? What’s the attitude of police in China towards photographers?May 2, 2013 at 4:49 pm #31053
no idea, but at this particular occasion they may be nervous, especially with foreigners?May 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm #31054
And considering the fact, that goverment is doing their best to prevent spreading of info..May 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm #31055oh daveyParticipant
It could turn out to be quite a serious protest considering how little it is publicised.
First time also in our complex I have seen notices (from local PSB office)posted on our doors and elevators cautiously advising people not to protest while assuring them they will have the right to take part in a complaints process or something similar.
Never seen notices posted like that before.
@Slavsky: I’d be a little wary and discrete if you do bring your camera. Maybe bring a more discrete sized camera.
I think police probably ok as they would probably just block you from entering area.
Problems may arise if there are two groups opposing each other, staged or otherwise.
Who knows, nothing much may happen;-)May 4, 2013 at 12:18 am #31107SSParticipant
Well, my school (middle school) decided to have classes today because they didn’t want to risk students showing up, so I am now off to work for the second Saturday in a row. The last time I remember schools deciding to have weekend classes on days of expected protests it was pretty intense, staged or not.May 4, 2013 at 1:00 am #31109Vincent NLParticipant
I just cycled past Tianfu Square and all around the square there are police officers a meter apart. Guess they expect the worst.May 4, 2013 at 5:11 am #31117IanParticipant
My wife told me that the government are saying that they are doing a earthquake drill today a bit of a coincidence.
Also she told me that some locals got arrested last week for posting about the protests on Weibo.May 4, 2013 at 9:11 am #31124CharlieKeymasterQuote:@Slavsky: I’d be a little wary and discrete if you do bring your camera. Maybe bring a more discrete sized camera.
Yeah, anything non-SLR will be no problem. I’ve photographed at protests in Chengdu before like this: Anti Japan Protest Ignites Chengdu. No one bothered me or stopped me from taking photos.
Is this still going on, or has it ended?May 4, 2013 at 10:11 am #31131MeriorParticipant
@ Charlie – reportedly no sign of any protest as of 15 minutes ago but plenty of police still waiting for that photo opportunity.May 4, 2013 at 11:51 am #31137
Charlie, the big difference with the Japan protest is that on that occasion, every news about the chinese protesting against the unjust attitude of Japan was welcome. This case is the opposite I would say. Anyway, nothing much seems to have happened.May 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm #31141Stephen HowardParticipant
I rode by JiuYanQiao at about 2:30 and I didn’t see any kind of protest, just lots of police. Anyone go earlier in the day? Be interested to hear if it never materialized or got disbanded really quickly.May 5, 2013 at 5:43 am #31159AmasonParticipant
I just read these articles on the protests in China.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hundreds-protest-china-chemical-plant-xi/663394.htmlMay 5, 2013 at 5:57 am #31160SeabassParticipant
Does anyone have any info on a possible event today? I live right next to Jiu Yan qiao and there are bus loads full of police, rent a cops, and even some military vehicles all over the place down here… Smthg must be brewing…May 5, 2013 at 6:45 am #31164May 5, 2013 at 7:19 am #31166SeabassParticipant
Haha, I’m not really looking to go down the dissident road, but the vehicles are parked on Zhimin Donglu 致民东路，just behind the riverside bar street, about 100-200 meters inside the 1st ring road. They are just the type of military trucks that would typically transport troops, personnel, etcMay 5, 2013 at 8:18 am #31173BrendanModeratorQuote:I’m not really looking to go down the dissident road
Oh go on.
I saw some hilarious looking ‘Police’ this morning, including a woman in full (clown) make up and high heels. Scary stuff. No protesters though, they probably stayed at home since it’s been looking like rain/drizzle all day.
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