The GMWQ Investigative Report of the Shanwei (Dongzhou) Incident
On December 6, the Guangdong province Shanwei city government sent out armed policemen to use firearms to suppress Dongzhou villagers, causing many casualties. When the news came out, the world was shocked and condemnations came from everywhere inside and outside of China. However, the local government imposed a news blackout and the Chinese media were silent. This meant that the overseas media and the official Guangdong government were issuing seriously opposing and contradictory reports. Objectively, a third-party independent investigation is called for in order to establish the basic knowledge about the facts of the Dongzhou incident, and thereby push for a fair solution within the legal framework. Recently, with the assistance of some civil rights volunteers, we were able to conduct an independent investigation at the scene.