Falun Gong practitioners were responsible. “We are people who cultivate ourselves according to the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance,” Yang said. “We do not get involved in politics or matters in the secular world. We have no attitude in this matter. The development of this event is strange. My personal opinion is that it is likely to be initiated by the Chinese Communist Party, with the purpose of further persecuting anyone it considers a threat.”
An article published by Aboluowang, a Chinese-language website based outside of China, analyzed the event and concluded that this Jasmine Revolution was very likely a trap. The CCP wanted to use a fake call for protests to arrest the most bold and courageous Chinese, the article said. This would help prevent protests from being organized in the future and scare people away from participating, according to the article.
Shi said that the anti-authoritarian trend in Middle East has scared the CCP a great deal, which fears seeing the domino effect of the disintegration of dictatorships coming to China. He believes that pro-CCP media reported on the aborted protests on Sunday in such a way as to put fear in people’s minds. More at Epoch Times
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