Posts on alleged riot against police deleted from Weibo

The following post about a riot against alleged police violence in Heilongjiang province was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 5:29pm Hong Kong time yesterday, June 18, 2012. The post was made by writer and journalist Guan Jun (关军), who currently has just over 52,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

Guan Jun’s post is accompanied by the following composite photo showing what appear to be scenes from a riot in Heilongjiang, in which thousands surrounded police officers allegedly assaulting a motorcycle driver who was not carrying his drivers license.

The post reads:

Heilongjiang has really been in the news lately. A) a derailed train, and then B) a police vehicle overturned and surrounded by thousands.

The first story refers to the derailing of a freight train in Heilongjiang on June 16.

Guan Jun’s original Chinese post follows:

黑龙江今成新闻热点。A,火车脱轨,B,警车被掀,围观者数千

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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