The following post by Sina Weibo user “Youth Is Humanity and Heroism” (有仁有侠是青春) was deleted sometime before 8:09 a.m. today, December 20, 2012. The post is a comment on a previous post, also translated below, about a visit by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences scholar Yu Jianrong (于建嵘) to a resident of Changsha whose home faces demolition. “Youth Is Humanity and Heroism” currently has just over 5,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]

The people must unite in rebellion!// @10 YearsHexi10YearsHedong (@十年河西十年河东0: //@YuJianrong (@于建嵘): Just now when I said goodbye to Old Peng, he hugged me and wept bitterly. I am so sad [he said]. The property developer won’t offer compensation, won’t even negotiate. In the black of night they come and knock the walls down. They use criminal gangs to vandalize your car. Call the police and they don’t even bother. The government doesn’t show its face. What is the government for?![NOTE: This is Yu Jianrong’s comment]

This post is a response to the following as-yet-undeleted post by “Social Robin Hood”, which includes an image of Yu Jianrong with the property holder facing demolition: “Professor @YuJianrong came especially from Beijing to Changsha to see this old warrior fighting against the forced demolition of his home.”

The original Chinese-language post follows:

人民只有联合起来暴动了! //@十年河西十年河东: //@于建嵘:刚才与老彭告别时,他抱着我痛哭。我非常难过。开发商不赔偿、甚至不谈判,黑夜挖别人墙角、利用黑社会砸人家的车,报警警不管,政府不出面,你这个政府是干吗的?!

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.

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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