Weibo first-hand account of Shifang protests deleted

The following post by software engineer Li Tiejun (李铁军) sharing in image from a recent purported first-hand account from recent protests in Shifang, Sichuan province, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 1:23am Hong Kong time today, July 6, 2012. Li Tiejun has just under 18,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

The article, “On the Shifang Incident”, is dated July 4 and was written by Xiao Liye (小李爷).

This is the post that was just deleted. It was gone as soon as I passed it along, killed outright.

The original Chinese post follows:

刚才被删那个,岂止是一转没,简直是秒杀。

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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