Internet users had it that on the 15th’ afternoon, former head of Beijing Party committee went to visit Tianchi in Changbaishan Mountain, accompanied by Governor of Jilin Province. Local government locked all access to the mountain for too long, which caused great resentment from tourists. Many of them later protested, threw mineral water bottles, blocked the passages for governor’ vehicles, and asked for apologies and refund of their tickets.
The following were web posts about this incident.
孙潇(@sx950912) “I used to think online negative reports about PLA officials were exaggerated, stories depicting how they beat up people. But I finally saw this my own eyes today in Tianchi in Changbaishan Mountain. They actually (bleep) threw punches at people. If anything happens, the leaders are just some (bleep)puppets.”
俊妹(@Z402472697) “Trapped at the transitional station in Changbaishan Mountain. There were several thousand people at site, and they all went anarchy. We heard the reason why we could not get on top to Tianchi was that some officials came. The scene was a mess.”
applewo(@applewo327) “Changbaishan Mountain was locked up since 9-ish this morning, just for the visit to Tianchi of some official named Liu. No tourists were allowed to go either up the mountain or down the mountain. People waited for three hours at the foot of the mountain and were refused to let go atop, while people on the top of the mountain waited in line for two hours and failed to catch one car passing by due to a big fog. Dame the official! Tourists at the bottom of the mountain were furious and asked for the officials to explain. Instead of giving out any explanation, they lined up policemen to block the pathways like body shields. What the (bleep) officials they are!”
肖莉(@xiaoli79176) “Hot news: At 12:00 on July 15th, thousand people blocked the pathways for official vehicles in Changbaishan Mountain! People were let waiting for three hours just to be informed that all roads were blocked for a visit of the party head of Beijing government. And people still have to wait till the officials get down from the top.”
JUANJUANQI(@bjtk0407) “Many people have waited for four hours without being able to get atop.”
云裳(@shu407146126) “Our car were waiting on half way down from Tianchi, just in order to let officials’ cars go first. Who are these officials?”
杨慕晓(@muxiao0808) “Entrance up to Tianchi was crowded with a large number of people waiting to get atop. But no official or any representative appeared. Many senior tourists were forced to give up and left.”