A man (R) is arrested by police and taken to a police vehicle after calls for a “Jasmine Revolution” protest, organised through the internet, in front of the Peace Cinema in downtown Shanghai February 27, 2011. An online call for anti-government protests across China on Sunday instead brought an emphatic show of force by police determined to deter any buds of the kind of unrest that has shaken the Middle East. Lines of police checked passers-by and warned away foreign photo journalists in downtown Beijing and Shanghai after a U.S.-based Chinese website spread calls for Chinese people to emulate the “Jasmine Revolution” sweeping the Middle East and stage gatherings in support of democratic change. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA – Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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