The Umbrellas of Tiananmen

Where is Catherine Deneuve when you need her? Chinese officials adopted a unique method of censorship for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Instead of simply blocking access to the square, plainclothes policemen wielding umbrellas maneuvered themselves so that they would be blocking the reporters' cameras.

Weird, huh? Or maybe there's just a shortage of sunscreen in Beijing. CNN video here.


How surreal. And a curiously non-violent and passive-aggressive way to enforce their dictates.
Anonymous said…
ah,the beijing brolly brigade.

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