The following post by ChrisTac, a Sina Weibo user with just 360 followers, was deleted sometime before 5:50PM yesterday, September 22, 2014. [See more deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]
The post shares an image of the start of university student boycotts in Hong Kong yesterday to protest China’s refusal to grant full universal suffrage to the territory as promised in a 1984 treaty with the United Kingdom. The student boycotts were inaugurated with a mass gathering of students on the University Mall at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The image collection on ChrisTac’s Weibo post is topped with a picture showing students holding a banner that reads, “Make a foundation of democracy, to ensure tomorrow is free from trouble.”
A translation of the post follows:
More than 13,000 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
The original Chinese post follows: