Videos of 'Shanghai retirees protesting' fabricated: police

Two men have been punished for spreading fabricated videos of "Shanghai company retirees protesting," Shanghai police said on Saturday.

Two men have been punished for spreading fabricated videos of “Shanghai company retirees protesting,” Shanghai police said on Saturday.

Two videos with the title have been spreading on the Internet lately, but police said the content was in fact a massive protest which took place in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain, on February 11, 2011.

The videos were fabricated outside China and first appeared on social networks registered not in China, police said.

A 63-year-old man surnamed Liu from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and a 57-year-old man surnamed Wang from Liaoning Province then posted the videos in WeChat groups, without verifying the contents of the videos, according to the police.

Liu and Wang have been punished for spreading false information by police in Inner Mongolia and Liaoning respectively.

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