Goons at the Hyatt

johnboy 21 June 2010 27

see you, see me,

“fgzk” has sent in some pix of the protests outside the Hyatt for the Chinese Vice President’s visit (the Chinese can manage to turn up unlike the leaders of the current hegemon) with the following note:

Some of you may have seen the dual protest outside the Hyatt on the way to work. One group from the Falun Dufa and one group of young uni students with Red Chinese flags. Then there was the guy in the Mercedes who pulled up and started taking photos of the Falun Dufa speaker as they where leaving. When he saw me take a photo of him he pulled up next to me and said “why you take photo of me. This is my hobby”. He then proceeded to take multiple photos of me. The Chinese government provide really nice cars for there agents. I especially like how he has disguised it with the green a gold scarf. Agent or hobbiest? What do you think?

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(More photos below the fold)

hyatt

student organiser

red guards

man in the merc


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bd84 bd84 11:21 pm 22 Jun 10

fgzk said :

gospeedygo…. Im sure I wont be missed.

Merc guy does raise some interesting questions though. Hobbyist is an interesting slant. He and his car fail 101 intelligence gathering. His car is easily identifiable as proved above with multiple sightings. His number plate is personalised. Maybe, as I, he takes photos for an obscure web blog that loves to make outrageous assumptions and generalisations.

Maybe open, visible intimidation.

Then again, if I was to use assumptions I would guess he is a drug dealer. Expensive toys, black car. Unfixed damage to a door handle. Nice watch. Very, very long lens. I would slip him some cash.

Certainly isn’t subtle with the distictive personalised number plates and the flag out the window. Saw it parked outside Cream today about 2pm.

p1 p1 10:14 am 22 Jun 10

Picter said :

It is thanks to RIOTACT we can report these happenings. Our so-called “free press” seems to be less free than we think, always keeping Falun Gong reportage to the bare minimum.

Considering the fact that Falun Gong make up a pretty small percentage of the population, and are constantly non-violently protesting against the actions of a foreign government outside Australia, it is not really that surprising that the media got bored of reporting on it pretty quickly.

I am not trying to minimise their cause, I am simply pointing to the fact that (from the perspective of the average Canberran) it is a static situation. China oppresses these people, and they protest against such oppression.

Rawhide Kid No 2 Rawhide Kid No 2 10:03 am 22 Jun 10

Its an interesting reflection of fgzk on the car door, taking a photo of the dude taking a photo of him.

Picter Picter 9:49 am 22 Jun 10

It is thanks to RIOTACT we can report these happenings. Our so-called “free press” seems to be less free than we think, always keeping Falun Gong reportage to the bare minimum.

fgzk fgzk 9:08 am 22 Jun 10

gospeedygo…. Im sure I wont be missed.

Merc guy does raise some interesting questions though. Hobbyist is an interesting slant. He and his car fail 101 intelligence gathering. His car is easily identifiable as proved above with multiple sightings. His number plate is personalised. Maybe, as I, he takes photos for an obscure web blog that loves to make outrageous assumptions and generalisations.

Maybe open, visible intimidation.

Then again, if I was to use assumptions I would guess he is a drug dealer. Expensive toys, black car. Unfixed damage to a door handle. Nice watch. Very, very long lens. I would slip him some cash.

harvyk1 harvyk1 12:35 am 22 Jun 10

Agent, but not a very good one (or one to remind people that the chinese gov’t is always watching).

Panhead Panhead 10:34 pm 21 Jun 10

I saw that guy on Northbourne the other morning too. Asian guy in a nice Merc with a Socceroos scarf flattering in the wind stuck out like a virgin in a strip club.

gospeedygo gospeedygo 9:39 pm 21 Jun 10

If fgzk goes missing, we know who to blame at least.

bd84 bd84 9:26 pm 21 Jun 10

Disposable said :

The secret agent guy is on a roadway with both hands on the camera and none on the steering wheel.

In the middle of a pedestrian crossing too.. No surpise he’s turning from the road which comes from the Chinese Embassy. The US have declared war on all the other terrorists of the world, when are they going to declare war on the murdering terrorists that are the Chinese Government? Ah the trade excuse again.. though the army of mind drones would probably be taken into account too.

guinness guinness 9:18 pm 21 Jun 10

Anna Key said
Wouldn’t participating in counter protests be a breach of their Australian visa?

Interesting take on it.

So engaging in a protest you don’t approve of should have repercussions for these people?

Bit ironic…

Pickle Pickle 7:18 pm 21 Jun 10

I did not spot any news coverage elsewhere, either I am blind, or it could be that the white Mercedes “work” Vans have the rest of the Journos spooked too…

Anna Key Anna Key 5:37 pm 21 Jun 10

p1 said :

I suspect being available for counter protests is a condition of these students being let out of the Motherland.

Wouldn’t participating in counter protests be a breach of their Australian visa?

p1 p1 3:56 pm 21 Jun 10

Disposable said :

The secret agent guy is on a roadway with both hands on the camera and none on the steering wheel.

But it isn’t a mobile phone, so it probably is fine…

I suspect being available for counter protests is a condition of these students being let out of the Motherland.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 3:11 pm 21 Jun 10

It could be worse…
“PM apologises to Chinese delegation over protest”
[New Zealand] Prime Minister John Key apologised to the visiting Chinese delegation after Green Party co-leader Dr Russel Norman’s free Tibet protest at Parliament on Friday….
Dr Norman waved a Tibetan flag and called for democracy as Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping’s delegation arrived at Parliament.
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully was critical of Dr Norman’s action and last night told The New Zealand Herald that Mr Key had telephoned the most senior minister in the visiting Chinese delegation to apologise on Friday night.

Trade trumps free expression.

amarooresident3 amarooresident3 2:56 pm 21 Jun 10

Well his hobby could be taking photos of anti-chinese protests. People do all sorts of weird and wonderful things in their spare time.

Or maybe not.

harley harley 1:21 pm 21 Jun 10

Get the RiotACT’s defenses ready. You’re sure to get DDOS’d now…

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 1:15 pm 21 Jun 10

I drove past there this morning on my way to work, there was only the Falun Duna mob there att that time. I guess the Chinese Embassy had to call in a flash mob of students to even out the numbers and provide a spot of intimidation.

Funky1 Funky1 12:51 pm 21 Jun 10

To fgzk,
Just watch out for any white Mercedes “work” vans parked in your street.

RAGD RAGD 11:52 am 21 Jun 10

HA! I just saw that guy driving on Northbourne Ave.

PBO PBO 11:52 am 21 Jun 10

Like Pokemon, we gotta catch em all!

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