During the sensitive time when the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was approaching, some anti-government banners suddenly appeared in the area of Sitong Bridge in Beijing City on October 13. 

Two huge protest banners were hanging on both sides of the bridge. The one on the left says: “No PCR tests, we want food. No restrictions, we want freedom. No lies, we want dignity. No Cultural Revolution, we want reform. No leaders, we want votes. No being slaves, we want to be citizens”. The one on the right calls on people to “strike at school and work, eliminate the dictator, and national traitor Xi Jinping.”

Let’s learn about the Sitong bridge because, coincidentally, this bridge had a significant meaning when it was chosen to carry out a protest against the Beijing government and shocked both the Chinese and people all over the world.

Sitong Bridge is an elevated section of road at the intersection of Zhongguancun Road and Northern Ring Road 3 in Haidian District, Beijing, China.

Beijing Sitong Company sponsored this bridge and road of the Beijing capital in 1987.

In 1987, Beijing Sitong Company, which was in a period of solid growth, leased the entire third floor and another floor of the Friendship Hotel in the Haidian District as its headquarters. Given the company’s financial support, the Beijing city government has also named the section of the bridge that crosses the junction of Zhongguancun Road and the west side of the Third Ring Road as Sitong Bridge as a reward for sponsorship.

​​​​​​Two years later, the worldwide famous pro-democracy student movement took place on June 4, 1989. Many people have learned that the Beijing Sitong company has publicly demonstrated its strong support for this movement. For this reason, after the incident of June 4, also known as the Tiananmen massacre, Mr. Wan Runnan—former chairman of Beijing Sitong Company, had to live in exile abroad.

The CCP authorities also deliberately suppressed the Beijing Sitong Company. Over time, this company, famous worldwide since the 1980s, has been gradually forgotten in mainland China.

Most generations of mainland Chinese born after the 1990s are unaware of the Beijing Sitong Company.

Dictators are often skeptical and wary. They will do whatever is necessary to erase all traces of the June 4 incident of 1989 from all parts of the mainland, and even no digital footprint is allowed. But this violent totalitarian regime has forgotten about the Sitong Bridge sponsored by the Beijing Sitong Company, an active member of the June 4, 1989, student movement. The people of Beijing have forgotten this bridge for more than 30 years.

Many years ago, an elderly person who knew the Sitong bridge said, Sitong, in the future, will be gone, but the bridge will stay there forever,” according to Wenxuecity.

Perhaps the most famous geographical mark of the June 4, 1989 student movement is Tiananmen Square, but it has long been heavily guarded by the CCP, with cameras installed everywhere. It is difficult for this place to be an ideal place to protest against tyranny.

Even a small “June 4, 1989, Memorial Hall” in Hong Kong was wiped out by the CCP after the persecution in Hong Kong in 2019. Why is the CCP against people lighting candles in memory of the victims of the Tiananmen massacre in Victoria Park in Hong Kong over the past 30 years?

The CCP is afraid that people will remember that pain and stand up for justice again. This is precisely why Wang Dan—one of the participants in promoting the 1989 democracy movement in Tiananmen and other survivors, has repeatedly called for reconstructing the Memorial House in New York, USA.

Perfect timing

Back to the protest on Sitong Bridge on October 13, which took place before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. This protest has made the Chinese government do everything possible to ensure the security of the congress. Therefore, Sound of Hope believes that the demonstration on Sitong Bridge is probably a masterpiece of protest in human history!

First of all, the timing of the anti-government banner was chosen by the man with an online account named Peng Zaizhou and birth name Peng Lifa, just a few days before the opening of the 20th National Congress of CCP, which is a very sensitive time for them. They fear protests and especially the power of global civilization, and this is the perfect timing. 

Second, protest sites are significant. However, protest sites that attract public attention have become fortresses guarded by the CCP, such as Tiananmen Square, Xinhuamen, Beijing University, US Embassy, ​​etc. Only the Sitong Bridge has been a loophole for the CCP in maintaining stability over the past 30 years. This location is also perfect!

Author Yang Zheng thinks that if Peng Lifa carefully chose this location, he would be a genius against tyranny, though if it is just a coincidence, it is God’s will! The author’s analysis shows that it is possible that Peng planned the protest.

Based on hints such as very long handwritten banners, the protester used loudspeakers and even lit fires to create smoke to attract everyone’s attention while easily evading all inspection by the security forces; it can be said that a series of perfectly combined and calculated punches was unleashed.

First, in the mainland, especially Beijing, where the Chinese government tightened surveillance, Peng could not use any printing service for such extremely sensitive long banners. Beijing also controls the purchase of kitchen knives and gasoline, so the purchase of tens of meters of white cloth and a bucket of red ink or paint can also make a highly creative ideological weapon.

Second, Beijing also tightly controls drones and weapons, though portable speakers are a blind spot in the CCP’s plan to maintain stability. The speaker doubled the effect of the protest.

In addition, no matter how the CCP tries to maintain stability, it is impossible to prevent all flammable and combustible substances.

As can be seen from the video circulating online, during the protest at Sitong Bridge, in addition to the long protest banners that were very prominent, there was also loud sound, thanks to a portable speaker, along with thick smoke that got attention. Therefore, the incident immediately attracted countless Beijing citizens, and then via the Internet, the effect of the protest was massively amplified. 

In the video, the protester is smart when wearing a hat and a yellow-orange construction worker’s suit, making it even more obvious as an alarm signal to the world.

According to Sound of Hope, compared to Wang Weilin, who blocked the tank in the event on June 4, 1989, Peng was not only a warrior who was prepared to sacrifice his life but also a skilled strategist in planning. The content of his protest delved into China’s current situation under the rule of the CCP and reflected the suffering of the mainland’s 1.4 billion people.

Judging from the careful planning of the protest, author Yang Zheng said that Sitong Bridge was not a random location but rather the result of a very well-calculated plan. All free people should understand Peng’s strategic intention.

In the next few days, at the closing of the so-called 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, human history will probably only remember the protest on the Sitong Bridge and the Sitong Bridge warrior. Author Yang Zheng hopes that all righteous people around the world will act immediately in response to the call of the Sitong bridge “warrior” and join him in fighting against the tyranny of the CCP to ease the suffering of the people in the mainland.

The author also urges people of conscience to take action to protect the safety of these warriors, promote their efforts worldwide, and defend freedom and democracy.

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