Netizen Voices: Sign Brother Speaks Truth

“Sign Brother” (举牌哥) was seen at the Xinjiekou stop in the Nanjing subway last week. His makeshift sandwich board reads:

Front: If you can fight for democracy and human rights, what sorrow is there in death?
Back: If you cannot be free and equal, what gain is there in life?


Surprisingly, the text of the Weibo pictured above (“A handsome guy suddenly appeared at Xinjiekou in Nanjing, really handsome” 南京新街口惊现一帅哥,真帅) still returns search results. The username has been cut off, but this one post alone received 6062 reposts and 1452 comments. CDT Chinese has collected words of praise and caution for their brother-in-arms:

ZhouYu424: Braver than going to the Diaoyu Islands.


wudongwei: The pride of Nanjing.


JuiceSueeze: Now this is what’s f**king called backbone.


StudyBuddyGuoYukuan: Our compatriot is still enslaved. Sweet boy, what joy is there in life, what regret in death?


HuozhouWhetstone: One person isn’t enough. We need 500 million like this… You understand.


EverywhereGspots: Front: If you cannot have a high rank and a mistress, what gain is there in life? Back: If you can fight to run naked, what sorrow is there in emigrating? Side: Party-state. //@BeautyArcher: Front: If you cannot have a high rank and a mistress, what gain is there in life? Back: If you can fight to run naked, what sorrow is there in emigrating? Side: Corrupt.

处处G点: 上联:得不到三公二奶党有何益。下联:能争取裸奔转移国又何哀。横批:党国。 //@美女射狼:上联:得不到三公二奶贪有何益。下联:能争取裸奔转移腐又何哀。横批:贪腐。

ManuIsBashensIdol: Most of us will turn up our noses at these people. We think they’re good-for-nothings who can only shout a few slogans, worthless trash. But it is precisely because these people exist in China that the government has any misgivings about its actions and considers the will of the people when making policy, like with health care and land compensation. We enjoy the benefits these people bring us while mentally turning away from them.


zd319: I hope he can get home safely. //@MiJiejie: //@ExquisiteSapphire: —>//@DummyLY: Not far from the re-education center.

zd319: 希望他能安全回家//@弥介介: //@水青玉玲珑: —>//@小痴LY: 离劳教所不远了
ZhangHongfeng: The sign on his side must say: labor re-education. //@RenWeixin: Sign on his side: He will be quietly arrested.

张洪峰:横批应该是:劳教。 //@任卫新:横批:静等被抓。

UFOguest: If he’s sent to labor re-education for wearing his wishes on a sandwich board, our country is beyond the pale.

GoldenDumpling: Take a walk to change China. Surrounding and watching is a virtue.


Via CDT Chinese.
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