AFP AND DPA: Police detain, severely beat Zhao Ziyang mourners

20050127172911 On the left is a photo from AFP: a man who was beaten after he was caught with a white paper flower pinned to his shirt, a traditional Chinese symbol of mourning, to mark the death of former leader in Beijing. According to AFP, the pictures were posted on Web sites yesterday.

From the Taipei Times: “China has detained dozens of people, some of whom have been severely beaten, for trying to mark the death of former leader Zhao Ziyang (Ë∂ôÁ¥´ÈôΩ), witnesses told reporters yesterday.

The allegations came as the government intensified security to prevent mourners attending tomorrow’s funeral in Beijing for Zhao, the former Communist Party secretary-general purged for opposing the 1989 military crackdown on the Tiananmen democracy movement.”

January 28, 2005, 12:15 AM
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