Second rush on diplomatic vehicle this month raises questions
Artist Ai Weiwei yesterday posted on YouTube video of US Ambassador to China Gary Locke's car being swarmed by anti-Japanese protesters. Beijing has said it will investigate the incident.
On Twitter, manager of Tencent's microblogging platform Jia Jia wonders if the protesters' arrival wasn't a little too well-timed:
Who can tell me, what power exists with the ability to not only pinpoint and track the location of the Japanese ambassador's ride, but also the US ambassador's car? And then surround the vehicle, tear off its flag? Nothing like this has happened for years, and now somehow it happens twice in one month.
Doing things like this is basic common sense for the Ministry of State Security or Beijing Public Security Domestic Security Protection Bureau.
And this morning, Ai Weiwei's assistant Yan Ping, in response to the official US response to the incident:
With rows of armed police, civilian police, and plainclothes cops standing around, the US embassy vehicle was still somehow blocked, damaged and had its flag ripped off by protesters, and all the US does is complain? Wusses.
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