Chinese Activist Arrested For Posting Pictures of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central
Wang Long, a 26-year-old Chinese activist, was arrested in Shenzhen because he posted pictures of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central on Chinese media. He was detained for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. At least 3 people have been so far detained on the mainland because they posted photos of the protests in Hong Kong.
Wang Long had already hit the headlines earlier this month when he sued China Unicom, a state-owned telecom provider, for denying access to Google websites and services.
After the Occupy Central campaign was launched by Benny Tai on September 28, thousands of people have joined the demonstrations. The images of the protests have been shared by millions of people all over the world, but not in mainland China, where censorship has been at work to prevent the Chinese people from seeing what is really happening in Hong Kong.
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