Preventing Tiananmen Mourning at Shenzhen U.

Last year, Hong Kongers staged a “black shirt campaign” to mourn the victims of the Tiananmen Massacre, commemorated on June 4. The campaign has returned this year as well. Now it appears that Shenzhen University is preemptively suppressing black shirt activities on campus. Twitter user @64_black_shirt shares this notice to campus faculty and staff:

Text in image from “Why Yang”:

Lü Bo: Urgent Notice: The international reactionary organization has recently launched a “mourning clothes” movement. The university must carry out stability maintenance work especially well, unconditionally obeying school plans. We are responsible for being in communication around the clock; do not turn off your devices. In the event that a problem arises, those responsible must at the first moment arrive at the scene and handle the situation. It must be “tight” within and “relaxed” outside; integrate prevention and control efforts both within and outside the campus, in and outside of departments, and in and outside of dormitories and cafeterias. There must be absolutely no reactionary speech, [online] forum discussions, or demonstrations. Do not go to Hong Kong next week. There will be a meeting in room B304 at 12:30 p.m. next Monday. Please acknowledge receipt of this message. Thank you!

Lü Bo: All Party members and probationary Party members within the university must participate. May 31

A candlelight vigil is held every year around June 4 in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park; last year’s was the largest since 1989. Shenzhen, the Guangdong Province boom town chosen by Deng Xiaoping as a special economic zone in large part because of its proximity to Hong Kong, neighbors a much freer part of the world. Indeed, Guangdong is known for its liberal media and attitude, which is now being reigned in. Three people were arrested in the provincial capital of Guangzhou last week after they applied for a permit to host a Tiananmen commemoration.

Via CDT Chinese.


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