(Clearwisdom.net) Instances of individuals and groups actively resisting government brutality are cropping up steadily in China. These volatile incidents offer a glimpse into the people's pent-up anger and frustration after decades of abuse and mistreatment at the hands of the CCP. From recent events, one can see that the CCP is applying the methods it has used against Falun Gong against the general population as well.

On June 17, cook Tu Yuangao at the Yonglong Hotel was found dead after a fall from the third floor. There was no sign of blood at the site of the fall, but observers noted that he had suffered horrifying injuries. He was bleeding from every orifice on his face, there were nails slammed into his head, and his genitals were destroyed beyond recognition. Insiders stated that officials and local gangsters were doing drug deals at the hotel, and Tu presented a threat to the operation. Mr. Tu had been tortured to death at the hotel and then thrown off the third floor balcony. The local government insisted that he committed suicide, forcibly snatched his body from his father, and cremated his body against the family's wishes. During the process, an estimated 60,000-70,000 enraged local residents tried to protect Tu's body from the police and clashed with more than 30,000 police and para-military. In the end, the crowds were forcibly dispersed, and the body was taken away and cremated.

The CCP's conduct here was eerily similar to the case of Jilin Falun Gong practitioner Hou Mingkai, who had tapped into local cable TV to broadcast programs exposing the persecution of Falun Gong. After his capture by the authorities, the police claimed that he had died after a "suicide" and forcibly cremated his body against the family's wishes.

Another facet of the CCP's persecution of the Chinese people is information control and censorship. In particular, during potentially sensitive periods and when unfavorable information is going in or out of China, the first response from the CCP is to lock down the Internet and other modes of information sharing. This happened again during the recent twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4. In many areas, popular overseas websites were blocked even more stringently than normal, such as Google and Hotmail. The same tactic was employed on June 25th. This same method of locking down the release of information and escalating censorship has been used for years in the persecution of Falun Gong, most notably when the CCP's lies about the staged Tiananmen Square self-immolation were being exposed outside of China.