After posting on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, Chinese social media app Xiaohongshu's account was blocked.

7th June,2021

After posting on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, Chinese social media app Xiaohongshu's account was blocked.




It had written on the microblogging site Weibo, "Tell me loudly: what is the date today?"
The post was quickly removed from the site's 14 million followers.
Its Weibo page has been replaced with a message stating that it is being prosecuted for law and regulation violations.
Xiaohongshu has yet to make a public statement about the situation. Its Weibo account remained locked as of Monday morning, but the app - which has an estimated 300 million users - was still operational.
It's unclear if the post was meant to allude to the crackdown.
According to Wall Street Journal, a person familiar with the situation said the post was not made in honour of the anniversary.
The 4 June 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown is a highly sensitive topic in China, with the ruling party routinely suppressing attempts to commemorate the day when Chinese troops suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing.