Typhoon Fitow brought devastating floods to the city of Yuyao in the southeastern province of Zhejiang two weeks ago. Residents rioted on Oct. 11 after a newscaster on the street told the cameras that life was returning to normal. Protests continued into the following week, and riot police were called in.
Cartoonist Wang Liming, a.k.a. Rebel Pepper (Biantai Lajiao), drew this in response and wrote a message to the authorities (from Twitter):
Uncle Policeman, the frontline in Yuyao flood response isn’t here. You’ve gone the wrong way. Please go where the people really need you. Thanks.
Wang was detained last Wednesday for police questioning, not because of his cartoon but because of information about flood victims he had shared on Weibo. He was released on Friday. (Rebel Pepper)