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An unidentified man is detained by police officers near a planned protest site in Shanghai, China. Anonymous calls online for pro-democracy protests in China have prompted the government to launch a sweeping campaign of repression to keep the "Jasmine Revolution" from reaching its shores. (Associated Press)

An unidentified man is detained by police officers near a planned protest site in Shanghai, China. Anonymous calls online for pro-democracy protests in China have prompted the government to launch a sweeping campaign of repression to keep the "Jasmine Revolution" from reaching its shores. (Associated Press)

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