China's Tunisia-style 'Jasmine Revolution' wilted within hours of mobilization after police descended on the discussed protest areas and squashed the uprising even before it took off.
Over the span of two months, Tunisian 'Jasmine' revolt has inspired people of Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Iran, Libya among others to agitate against autocrats. After the Tunisian revolt dethroned President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Egypt's uprising also ended in success with the resignation of Hosni Mubarak.
On Sunday, China became the first Asian country to follow the footsteps of the pro-democracy dissidents in Middle-East and North Africa. Organizers called for protests across 13 cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The mysterious call for a 'Jasmine Revolution' in China came on social media platforms such as Twitter and Boxun.com. The demands were simple: food, jobs, housing and justice.
Start the slideshow to go through how China's 'Jasmine Revolution' started and why it wilted: