Internet Blocked to Cover Truth
July 6 is the seventh day after a big fire in Jixian, Tianjin.
Thousands of people occupied streets in memory
of the victims. Local government tightly blocked the news.
The Internet was down. Reporters from China and overseas
who rushed to the site, were prevented from interviewing.
Many were arrested due to discussing the fire.
According to news on microblogs, people mainly gathered
in the gate of the Plaza and on the road leading to the Plaza.
Police and plainclothes filled the site. Shops nearby were closed.
Netizens said that police took away a number of mourners.
According to Radio Free Asia, participant Lu Haitao said that
around 3pm, many local people went to the accident site.
The crowd, about 20,000 people, was as dense as ants.
It is reported that a vehicle was sent to tour the site and
authorities shouted, “No illegal gathering. Disperse immediately."
Later, a large number of people surrounded the scene, including
police and staff in government departments and institutions.
Around 4pm, the crowd on the plaza was dispersed by police.
It is said that many units and schools were notified
in the morning not to go to the plaza.
On June 30, a fire broke out in Laide Shopping Center
in Jixian, Tianjin.
The authorities announced on the same day that
10 people were killed and 16 injured.
This statement was strongly questioned by the public.
Tianjin Information Office news released on July 6 still insist
the death toll is 10, their identity has been confirmed,
and their remains have been handed over to their families.
A netizen said the number given by authorities is a big lie,
because the death toll reached up to 378 people.
Since the Internet was shut down in the entire city of Jixian,
updated news could not be sent out.
What is the truth? It remains our concern.
“300 Fingerprints” Hero Was Tortured
Recently 300 villagers in Zhouguantun village, Botou, Hebei
Province, jointly stamped their fingerprints as an official seal,
asking the local government to release
Falun Gong practitioner Wang Xiaodong.
The event not only shocked the leadership of the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP),
but also attracted the attention of
the international community.
People from all walks of life condemned the persecution.
Amnesty International also issued a notice, calling for
the international community to participate in the rescue.
The blood debt faction in the CCP, which persecutes
Falun Gong, still continues to do evil.
On one hand, they persecute
Wang Xiaodong and his sister;
on the other hand, they tricked Wang’s family members
to not hire an attorney of justice,
to cooperate with the authorities to plead guilty for probation.
In recent days, Zhang Xiurong, the 77-year-old mother
of Wang Xiaodong, revealed his updated situation.
According to the Epoch Times, Zhang Xiurong said Wang has
passed the news via word of mouth that
from the morning of February 25, policeman Feng Yabing
ordered to torture him in the interrogation in Operative I.
Policeman Han Yang tortured him for a whole day.
Gao Guiqi, team leader of Domestic Security Team in Botou,
threatened Wang saying, “You have to speak, otherwise they will continue to torture you.”
Zhang Xiurong said Wang Xiaodong has been illegally
detained in Botou City Detention Center for four months.
He was forced to work over 17 hours every day.
Wang’s fingernails were worn off.
He had to eat food worse than that given to animals,
and was physically punished frequently. Now he lost over 10 pounds.