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Article posted: 12/25/2012 6:12 AM

China's airing of 'V for Vendetta' stuns viewers

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A protester with the "Occupy Seattle" movement wears a Guy Fawkes mask and takes a photo with a mobile phone as he demonstrates, in downtown Seattle. Television audiences across China watched an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to rule themselves.

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Television audiences across China watched an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to rule themselves. Soon the Internet was crackling with quotes of "V for Vendetta's" famous line: "People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." The airing of the movie on China Central Television stunned viewers and raised hopes that China is loosening censorship.
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