“Jinan Protest Triggers Police Response”

From Caixin, another of what almost feels like a daily flood of protests and chengguan battles:

Over 500 people protested the beating of an elderly vendor in Jinan, Shandong Province after a blogger posted a message reporting that a prison officer and her husband beat a woman in the street. The prison officer and her husband were sentenced to a 15-day detention for causing injuries to the elderly woman, according to the local public security bureau.

According to a local news outlet, the uniformed female officer, named Lin, was having a dispute with a street vendor, named Xie, the owner of a bike repair station, after a disagreement broke out among those waiting in line to have bikes repaired.

According to a local news outlet, the uniformed female officer, named Lin, was having a dispute with a street vendor, named Xie, the owner of a bike repair station, after a disagreement broke out among those waiting in line to have bikes repaired.

Lin called her husband, Zhu, who arrived at the scene a few minutes following the argument. The couple then beat and injured Xie and his spouse in a fight, immediately sparking the outrage of around 500 passers-by who gathered to protest against the actions of the prison guard.

The size of the crowd hindered police officers from responding to the dispute in removing the attackers from the scene of the incident as the crowd blocked the traffic for a few hours.

You’d think that chengguan central commands all over China would be urging their officers to tread lightly, but they seem to be doing the opposite. It’s good to see Chinese people standing together to oppose them more frequently.

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