Post allegedly showing police violence deleted from Weibo

The following post on alleged police violence posted by Zhang Zhou (张洲), a Chinese film director, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 5:39am Hong Kong time today, June 1, 2012. Zhang currently has more than 75,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

Zhang Zhou’s post includes the following photograph apparently showing a Chinese police officer pinning a woman to the pavement by placing his knee on her neck.

Zhang writes:

A policeman locking his knee into a woman’s neck and looking coldly at her — this photo definitely has the potential to win the Pulitzer Prize for best news photo.

Lei Yi’s original Chinese post follows:

执法者将膝盖顶在一名妇女的脖子上,轻蔑而冷漠的看着她——这张照片绝对有获《普利策新闻摄影奖》的资质

NOTE: All posts to The Anti-Social List are listed as “permission denied” in the Sina Weibo API, which means they were deleted by Weibo managers, not by users themselves.

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