Post of Apple Daily coverage of Zhongshan riots removed from Weibo

The following post by Hong Kong Economic Times reporter Lao Xianliang (勞顯亮) about riots earlier this week in Zhongshan, Guangdong province, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 7:47am Hong Kong time today, June 29, 2012. Lao Xianliang, whose Weibo account is “Williamontheway”, has just over 9,300 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

Lao’s post included an image of coverage of the Zhongshan riots by Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, in which it is reported that a journalist with Apple Daily was attacked:

Apple Daily journalist attacked in Zhongshan.

The original Chinese post follows:


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