Heavy police presence in Tibetan Sichuan

The following post by CMP researcher David Bandurski (班志远) was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime after 12:09pmam Hong Kong time today, Febuary 13, 2012. David Bandurski currently has more than 3,000 followers on Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

A reporter from The Guardian secretly entered the Tibetan plateau to film. Approaching [the city of] Aba, there were paramilitary units set up every 20 meters or so. In the Tibetan quarter of Aba, there were police cars stopped along the streets every few dozen meters. http://t.cn/zOAG4tG.

The post was accompanied with the following screenshot of Jonathan Watts’ story from The Guardian on his reporting trip into Aba, Sichuan:

Bandurski’s original Chinese-language post follows:

《卫报》记者偷偷的进入西藏高原拍摄. 靠近阿坝, 整条路的每20米都有辅助正规军. 阿坝藏族区每一条小路每十几米都停了警车. http://t.cn/zOAG4tG

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