Thursday, 13 October 2011

People's Square: No Irony Here

This is Tiananmen Square - home of the Monument to the People's Heroes, and the Great Hall of the People. Think of it as the People's Square. Notice how it's full of people:

These are (a small subsection of) the numerous CCTV cameras monitoring the People's Square. Along with hundreds of planiclothes and uniformed police officers. To stop the people doing anything stupid, like stripping down to a 'Free Tibet' T-shirt.

These are the police officers emptying out Tiananmen Square at sunset. In case the people do anything stupid, like... trying to be in the square.

Here is a policeman who yells at you enthusiastically if you dilly-dally:

And here is the People's Square without any people in it (apart from a few police officers):

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