Southern Weekly standoff has ended and support rallies have tapered off after third day of protests
— Yaxue Cao (@YaxueCao) 1月 9, 2013
On the Southern Media front, a small number of activists from various backgrounds continued to protest on the street outside Southern Weekly's offices in Guangzhou, even though a deal has been struck between propaganda officials tasked with censoring the newspaper and its employees, the terms of which seem to include the requirement that the latter keep their complaints to themselves.
However, Zuo Zhijian, director of features at Southern Media Group's 21st Century Herald's Shanghai office, revealed on his Sina Weibo microblog last night that censors killed an editorial commemorating the 30th anniversary of Southern Weekly's founding that was meant to run in the issue scheduled to hit stands today.
According to one microblogger, today's issue of Southern Weekly is two 4-page sections shorter than usual, absent its current affairs and commentary sections.
Also, famous-on-Sina-Weibo venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee appears to have been told by domestic security police to stop tweeting about Southern Weekly, following this microblog update about tea Wednesday night with this update stating he has decided that from now on he will only talk about the East, West and North of things, and only those days which fall between (inclusive of) Monday and Friday.
Wednesday may have seen a smaller crowd gathered outside Southern Weekly, but new photos taken by Twitter user @oubiaofeng suggest their banners seem to have grown in size and that several protesters rushed through the campus gates at one point and made it as far as the corridor of one building.
— 公民小彪 (@oubiaofeng) 1月 9, 2013
— 公民小彪 (@oubiaofeng) 1月 9, 2013
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