The following post by Charles Mok (莫乃光), a Hong Kong internet entrepreneur and chairman of the Internet Society of Hong Kong, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 10:35pm Hong Kong time yesterday, April 1, 2012. Charles Mok currently has just under 72,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].
I’m at the Central Government Liaison Office [in Hong Kong]. Things are really happening at the Central Government Liaison Office today.
Mok’s post refers to protests by thousands of people in Hong Kong yesterday objecting to what many see as Beijing’s interference in the recent selection of Hong Kong’s next chief executive. According to the Washington Post, Hong Kong police used pepper spray on some protesters as the tried to get through barricades outside the liaison office of China’s central government. Protestors shouted pro-democracy slogans.
The following is Charles Mok’s original Chinese-language post:
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