Brothers and Sisters - I though you needed to see this:
20 Reported Killed as Chinese Unrest Escalates
By HOWARD W. FRENCH
Published: December 9, 2005
SHANGHAI, Dec. 9 - Residents of a fishing village near Hong Kong said that as many as 20 people had been killed by paramilitary police in an unusually violent clash that marked an escalation in the widespread social protests that have roiled the Chinese countryside. Villagers said that as many as 50 other residents remain unaccounted for since the shooting. It is the largest known use of force by security forces against ordinary citizens since the killings around Tiananmen Square in 1989. That death toll remains unknown, but is estimated to be in the hundreds.
The violence began after dark in the town of Dongzhou on Tuesday evening. Terrified residents said their hamlet has remained occupied by thousands of security forces, who have blocked off all access roads and are reportedly arresting residents who attempt to leave the area in the wake of the heavily armed assault.
“From about 7 p.m. the police started firing tear gas into the crowd, but this failed to scare people,” said a resident who gave his name only as Li and claimed to have been at the scene, where a relative of his was killed. "Later, we heard more than 10 explosions, and thought they were just detonators, so nobody was scared. At about 8 p.m. they started using guns, shooting bullets into the ground, but not really targeting anybody.
“Finally, at about 10 p.m. they started killing people.”
This came from this article:
Where’s The Outrage?
December 9, 2005 04:04 PM PST
Residents of a fishing village near Hong Kong said that as many as 20 people had been killed by paramilitary police in an unusually violent clash that marked an escalation in the widespread social protests that have roiled the Chinese countryside. Villagers said that as many as 50 other residents remain unaccounted for since the shooting.
This is VERY SERIOUS for two reasons -
One, it’s a return to the thuggish behavior of the People’s Republic of China in Tien An Mien Square, and this probably to clear areas in order to build venues for the upcoming Olympics;
Two, the world’s press (CNN, etc.) have largely been silent about this atrocity. It seems that, in the words of CNN’s Eason Jordan, the Press is NOW worried more about ACCESS than about TELLING THE TRUTH!
The first is troubling, but the second is dangerous, because it means the World’s Press (or the MSM) are WITHHOLDING information from us THAT WE NEED so they can continue (at least in their minds) to operate in TOTALITARIAN DICTATORSHIPS.
Please read the articles and then pray for the people in that fishing village who are being slaughtered by their own government.
In Christ, Michael