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Nearly 100 thousands of people present their condolence near the burnt building with flowers on the 7th day after 11.15 Shanghai fire(multi-image)

Nearly 100 thousands of people present their condolence near the burnt building with Chrysanthemum flowers on the 7th day after 11.15 Shanghai fire. Here are some pictures I copied from the Internet:

And the Chinese netizen questioned that CCTV — Chinese central TV didn’t give this news a second but it gave several minutes to show this guy’s crying face. This guy is Li Gang. If you search “My father is Li Gang”, you can see his story. His son struck two students  — one died and the other’s leg was broken because of this impact, in a university and tried to speed away. When the people stopped him, he warned them: “My father is Li Gang!” 

Meantime, some Chinese netizens also asked the authorities to release those unlicensed welders. They say: it’s your responsibility. You are not willing to admit it now. Don’t take others as scapegoats and injury them.

A lot of Chinese people believe that this material as below, which was added on the wall of the building for thermal insulation based on one local gov’t’s program, results in this disaster, not welders.

Some Chinese netizens appeal to the public: migrant workers are innocent! migrant workers are not guilty! (11.15 Shanghai fire)

On a micro-blogging site, some Chinese netizens are forwarding a post saying that those migrant workers came to Shanghai, and they have been doing the dirtiest, hardest work, and gets the lowest payment. Where are the migrant workers in the picture now? Are they still alive now? Are they in jail now? Let’s appeal to the public on behalf of them: migrant workers are innocent! migrant workers are not guilty!

Below in blue is copied from wikipedia.org on Nov. 19, 2010:

The 2010 Shanghai fire was a 15 November 2010 fire that destroyed a 28-story high-rise apartment building in the Chinese city of Shanghai, killing at least 58 people with 56 missing and over 100 others injured.

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The investigation into the fire made a preliminary conclusion that carelessness by unlicensed welders on the tenth floor caused the bamboo scaffolding and attached nylon netting to catch fire, which subsequently spread to the entire structure. Shanghai authorities detained eight individuals on 16 November, at least four of which were accused of being unlicensed welders.

Note: here welders are migrant workers. A lot of Chinese people believe that those arrested workers are scapegoats and some officials should take the responsibility of this disaster, not those poor migrant workers.