Two detained for threatening to blow up Beijing’s Tiananmen, Zhongnanhai on WeChat

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/19 15:36:31

Police in East China detained two people for posting online threats vowing to blow up Beijing's iconic Tiananmen Square and Zhongnanhai, a compound which is home to China's top leadership , the Bandao Metropolis Journal reported on Tuesday. 

The police move in Weifang, Shandong Province comes amid preparations for the 19th CPC National Congress, scheduled to open on October 18 in Beijing. 

Changle county police accused a woman, surnamed Teng, of posting "I am going to light Tiananmen up" in a group chat on messaging platform WeChat on September 12. 

A screenshot shows the group had 209 members.

In August, another WeChat user, surnamed Gao, a local tour guide, was detained by Changle police for a similar comment in a group chat. 

"I am going to bomb Zhongnanhai. This will save us from the trip to Beijing," read the post.

Both Teng and Gao served five days in police detention for their posts, media reported.

It was not reported how the posts were brought to police attention or the context in which the comments were made. 

Bandao Metropolis Journal

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