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Hundreds of Petitioners Assemble in Tiananmen Square, Call to End Communist Party
Tiananmen Square was under heavy security
on March 5th, which was the first day of China’s
National People’s Congress’ twelfth meeting.
However, many petitioners were able to break
through the heavy security and pass out flyers.
They also hung up banners, and some were
even yelling “Strike down the Communist Party.”
According to The Epoch Times newspaper, Zhang Guangrui,
a petitioner from Tianjing expressed that more than twenty
policemen showed up, arrested him and three others.
They were passing out flyers and hanging up
banners on a bridge near Tiananmen Square.
Zhang Guangrui says there were more than a
hundred people arrested by policemen in Tiananmen.
They all went to Tiananmen Square hoping
someone would address their grievances.
Amongst them, an elderly person yelled to “strike
down the Communist Party,” even after being arrested.
According to Human Rights Campaign in China,
several hundred petitioners paraded by the
South Gate of Tao Ran Temple in Fengtai District.
They held banners requesting central government
to heavily strike down corrupt officials.
They also yelled out slogans such as “strike
down corruption, strike down corrupt officials”.
The parade lasted for 40 minutes, then
the petitioners were dispelled by police.
Huang Qifan, Li Zhuang Confronts Over Indecent Video
During the National People’s Congress and Chinese
People’s Political Consultative Congress meeting,
the case of indecent videos was brought to attention.
On March 4, Chongqing Mayor Huang Qifan expressed
to the media that all the officials involved in the case
of the indecent video have all been investigated and
sacked from their positions.
No other officials are involved with the case anymore.
However, former Beijing lawyer
Li Zhuang commented on Weibo.
They said that according to what he knows, there
are more similar videos which have not been exposed.
The videos that have been exposed are
far from being investigated thoroughly.
He says he told the owner of the videos to wait
to release these videos until the ones already
released have been investigated thoroughly.
It is hard to know who is telling the truth right now.
However, mainland netizens do not seem to
have faith in the sincerity of Chongqing officials.
Many netizens are urging the video owner to release the
identity of any other officials involved as soon as possible.
Tibetan Poet Woeser Earns Women of Courage Award
The U.S. awarded Tibetan writer, poet and blogger
Woeser with the 2013 Women of Courage Award.
However, due to Beijing authorities’ surveillance, Woeser
will not be able to attend the ceremony on March 8th.
Woeser has emerged as a prominent Mainland activist,
speaking out publicly about human rights for Tibetans.
She used internet social media platforms to give
a voice to millions of Tibetans who are unable
to make their voices heard by the outside
world due to the Chinese regimes censorship.
Woeser expresses on Twitter that she will dedicate
this award to the victims of self-immolation.