The “white paper revolution” is exploding in the mainland, and the people of Shanghai were the first to shout political slogans demanding the dissolution of the CCP and Xi Jinping’s resignation, which has become the center of attention from all walks of life.
Chen—a pedestrian in Wulumuqi street, Shanghai, on the evening of November 27—was once arrested. After that, he was interviewed by Radio Free Asia (RFA). He said that after 5 p.m., more than 200 uniformed policemen were at the scene. They suddenly rushed into the crowd and forcibly began arresting people. From about 5:30 p.m., 1 or 2 people were captured every 10 minutes. However, the majority of those arrested were women.
Chen himself was also later arrested by the police. At that time, he saw a woman “hung upside down” by more than a dozen policemen and then put in the car. Some healthy young people, when seeing the police arresting people at the scene, were agitated and shouted, “I was once a soldier, and I am also a CCP member. They taught us about patriotism. They also teach us to love the party, but it’s clear that the members of this party are really oppressing our compatriots.”
The police beat Chen; his hands and face were covered in blood. Fortunately, he jumped out of the car and ran away while the police were hunting others, then he asked foreigners to help him to break out of the encirclement.
On the same day, November 27, British BBC reporter Ed Lawrence was beaten by police at the scene and held for several hours. After his release, Ed Lawrence took to Twitter to tell of his condition, saying that at least one local who tried to stop the police from hitting him was arrested. In addition, a girl stopped her car on the side of the road and ran after Ed Lawrence saying, “I was taken away last night. Excuse me, are you okay?” Reporter Lawrence was touched and said he was very grateful for the kindness of the Chinese people.