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