Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died after being shot on July 8 while giving a campaign speech in Nara city, Japan.
The news of the shooting assassination has quickly become the mainland’s Weibo hot search list.
Some Weibo netizens took advantage of the topic and added the #Unfortunately It’s Not You# hashtag on Abe’s assassination post. Very soon after that, a large number of social network users followed suit, implicitly venting their discontent with the Chinese Communist Party.
The song “Unfortunately It’s Not You” by Malaysian singer Liang Jingru or Fish Leong was strictly censored due to the influx of netizens to leave messages. It was then removed from some music platforms, such as QQ Music web version. The relevant comments are also deleted without reason.
The hashtag #Unfortunately It’s Not You” was also quickly blocked by Weibo.
Shinzo Abe, 67, was shot twice on July 8, at around 11:30 am in Nara city, close to Kyoto, while giving a campaign speech in support of Kei Sato – a candidate in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
He was urgently transferred to the hospital in a medical helicopter. He was later pronounced dead at 5:03 pm. CNN News cited Tokyo officials as reporting that the ex-prime minister Abe suffered a gunshot wound to the right side of his neck. He then died from excessive bleeding.
The police arrested the suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, at the scene. Photos and footage show he appeared to be standing behind Abe during the speech when he allegedly shot at the ex-Japanese prime minister.
Police said the suspect had used a homemade gun, which was retrieved at the accident site. A witness told NHK that Yamagami did not try to flee the scene after shooting Abe.
He told the police that he was dissatisfied with the ex-leader and wanted to kill him.
According to local reports, Yamagami is an ex-member of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. He reportedly served from 2002 to 2005.