Pushed To The Road Of No Return
On May 26, three car-bombing incidents occurred
in three government buildings in Fuzhou, Jiangxi,
causing 2 deaths and leaving 6 injured.
The suspect, Qian Mingqi, also died on site.
Before his death, Qian indicated in his blog that the
illegal demolitions caused him to suffer huge losses.
He petitioned to the government for 10 years in vain,
which forced him to extremes.
A local public security bulletin said that at 9:18AM,
May 26, a car bomb exploded in the city
Procuratorate’s parking lot; at 9:29AM, the second
explosion was at a district government building;
at 9:45AM, the third explosion occurred
beside the Food and Drug Administration building.
Witnesses said that the first explosion was powerful,
destroying 3 cars and damaging the windows
of the houses nearby. The second explosion
was even more powerful, with damage
to the government building and car debris
found 100 meters away. The third explosion
was not as powerful as the first two.
Local resident Mr. He told NTD: “The district admin
building housed many departments,
like the Treasury, Petition, Archives, etc.
The district official and Party secretary are all there.
The suspect placed the explosives in the garage.
There are casualties, but I do not know the number,
because martial law has been enforced there.”
Fuzhou public security bureau said, the explosions
caused 2 deaths, one on site and another in hospital,
3 seriously injured and 3 with minor injuries.
Local netizens posted higher casualty on their blogs.
Photos taken by onlookers were forcefully deleted
by the security guards on site. Authorities blocked
the information, including on cellular phones.
All local elementary schools were closed.
Mr. He: “Many policemen, police cars are there;
The cordon was placed far to prevent people
from getting near the scene.
The local ambulances were not enough,
so ambulances from nearby hospitals
were also called upon for the rescue efforts.
Police said that the 52-year-old, unemployed suspect
Qian Mingqi, was a local resident, who died
during the explosion. Xinhua reported the suspect
as a local peasant, unhappy with a legal case.
Later on the report was removed.
Before his death, Qian Mingqi said in his blog
that the former district officer, Party secretary
Xi Dongsen embezzled over RMB10 million
from the land appropriation fund
for constructing the Beijing-Fuzhou expressway,
causing him to lose RMB2+ million. Qian Mingqi
petitioned for over 10 years without any results.
Qian wrote that the judges are a source of corruption.
“Today, ordinary people are oppressed;
Tomorrow, it will be doomsday for the infringers.
Finally, I will take actions to restore justice.”
Rights activist Yao Lifa of Hubei: “Many judges
collude with criminals and corrupted officials,
causing people to rage and revenge,
so this is not something strange. Legal systems
in China do not treat the petitioners lawfully.
The indignation of the petitioners culminated.”
Last September, a local family of 3 committed
self-immolation to protest forced demolition.
Government officers simply removed their corpses.
Last July, Liu Zuiheng detonated explosives
in a taxation office in Changsha, Hunan,
causing 4 deaths and leaving 19 injured. This May,
a credit union in Gangsu province was attacked
by a gasoline bomb, causing several dozens deaths.
This incident sparked a heated discussion
among netizens. In an online poll, 96% voters
said that the suspect, Liu Mingqi, was a good person.
Some netizens questioned: “Who pushed him
to embark on this road of no return?”
Many netizens said: “People decided
not to self-immolate (but strike back).”
“This world must be so crazy as to force a peasant
to become a bomb expert.” “The mushroom cloud
is the release of people’s resentment.”
“CCP’s oppression has made the people angry.”
“Either burst in the silence or die in the silence.”
NTD reporters Tang Qingmei, Li Yuanhan and Xiao Yu