The smile on the face of Qidong Mayor after protesters stripped off his clothes during a environmental protest made netizens gave applause to the government and called protesters to restrain. “China is where you stand. China is what you do. You are China. If you are bright, China won’t be dark.”
A reading through the Weibo posts of several participants of the protest gives us a better picture of how a student-organized “never-in-my-back-yard” protest has evolved into a bloody clash between local residents and police force.
A man in Jilin was detained 15 days and fined 3,000 yuan ($471) for downloading pornographic videos to his home computer. It was found later that the reason behind his punishment may be a mafia-posing-on-police-car photo and a “corrupted to the bone” police officer.