Post on Shanghai environmental protest deleted

The following post by “Dynamic Thinking” (动感思维), a Jiangxi-based user with more than 6,300 fans on Sina Weibo, was deleted from the service sometime before 2am today, May 14, 2013. The post deals with a May 11 protest held by residents in Shanghai’s Songjiang District to oppose a planned battery factory in the area. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]

The post reads simply: “May 11, residents in Shanghai’s Songjiang District gather to oppose a battery factory project.”

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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