The following Sina Weibo post calling for the release of former ousted Party leader Bo Xilai (薄熙来) was deleted sometime before 1:48pm yesterday, May 19, 2013. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]
The image accompanying the post shows two children looking at a red poster held by a group of Chinese protesters. White characters on the image read: “Give me back Bo Xilai!”

One of the Sina Weibo users reposting the image writes: “These two kids are really cute. Let us together support Bo Xilai!” Another user writes: “Free him!”
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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