Chinese rioters batter police unconscious in horrific revenge attack

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    Chinese rioters batter police officers unconscious in horrific revenge attack after they beat innocent bystander until he vomited blood

    Hundreds of rioters battered five Chinese police officers to within an inch of their lives in protest at the beating of a woman and a brutal attack on an innocent bystander.

    A baying mob rounded on the officials after hearing reports they had bullied a female street vendor then attacked a man who took photos of the incident.

    Eyewitnesses said the photographer was punched to the ground, then kicked and hit with a hammer for more than a minute until he vomited blood.

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    Fury: Hundreds of rioters round on a police van in violent protest after officers battered an innocent bystander because he had been taking photos of them bullying a female street vendor

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    Outrage: Eyewitnesses said the photographer was punched to the ground, then kicked and hit with a hammer for more than a minute until he vomited blood

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    The violence escalated when rumours circulated the photographer had died, although other reports said he was in a stable condition in hospital.

    Some of the officers fled the scene after the attack while others got inside a yellow van but were soon surrounded by angry onlookers, some of whom burst the vehicle's tyres to prevent an escape.

    It said some protesters smashed the vehicle's windows with bricks and others overturned an ambulance.

    Pictures and video posted on Chinese social media show the crowds kicking, punching and stamping on the officers while shouting 'Kill them! Kill them'.
     
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    Re: Chinese rioters batter police unconscious in horrific revenge atta

    Hope all of them are not hanged!
     
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    Shocking: One of the officers lies slumped in a police van after being beaten by the protesters

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    Horrific: Pictures of the blood-covered officers lying apparently unconscious began to circulate on Chinese social media. One report said four officers had died, although many accounts said they were badly injured

    Five of the officers - part of the hated agency known as chengguan - were injured in the protest, with two in critical condition, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported Sunday.

    But amid conflicting reports, Liberty Crier claimed at least four of them had been killed.

    The incident at Lingxi city in Cangnan county in the eastern province of Zhejiang is the latest instance of public outrage triggered by the behaviour of China's chengguan, quasi-police officials who enforce local regulations and have a reputation for brutality.

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    Keeping order: More than 100 riot police were later sent in to disperse the crowds

    According to an account posted by the Cangnan government on its official microblog on Saturday night, the incident began when several chengguan in Lingxi demanded that a vendor stop 'illegally' selling gas stoves and other items, which they said were blocking the sidewalk.

    The photographer, surnamed Huang, who happened to be passing by, began taking photos, and 'after the officers demanded he stop, to no avail, both sides clashed', the official report said.

    Huang was injured in the altercation and taken to hospital, the Cangnan government said.

    The official account stated that Internet rumours about 'urban management workers beating a man to death' began circulating in the afternoon, triggering a mass gathering of onlookers during which five officers were 'besieged and beaten'.

    A report in the Southern Metropolis Daily on Sunday quoted several eyewitnesses who said Huang, 36, was beaten by more than a dozen officers, some uniformed and others in plainclothes.

    One local resident told the paper that the vendor who triggered the incident was a young woman and that her stoves 'were not blocking the road; she just placed them in front of the store'.

    The incident follows reports earlier this month that urban management officers in the eastern city of Fuzhou beat a pensioner to death, an incident that triggered national outrage online.

    The incident was the third hottest topic on social networking site Sina Weibo.

    'How do chengguan differ from thugs?' wrote one user.

    'I can't remember how many times I have read about chengguan beating people up.'
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    Re: Chinese rioters batter police unconscious in horrific revenge atta

    CHINA'S VIOLENT ENFORCERS

    Chengguan is the nickname given to officers in the City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau.

    They differ from regular police because they only enforce city laws such as health regulations and permits for street vendors.

    They do not carry weapons, but have nonetheless garnered a reputation for violence against the poor and low-level traders.

    Their tactics are so brutal that some joke they could be deployed on the battlefield to great effect.

    In one of the highest-profile examples, four chengguan in the central province of Hunan were sentenced to between three and a half and 11 years in jail in December 2012 over a dispute that left a roadside watermelon vendor dead.

    Local media reported that the officers beat the vendor to death for operating without a licence, with one smashing his head with a metal measuring weight.
     
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    Re: Chinese rioters batter police unconscious in horrific revenge atta

    While police brutality is a common phenomenon around the world, but the Chinese seem to take the cake.

    The above news report indicates that the Chinese have become a more aware lot than before and will not accept the high-handedness they have experienced in the past and forced to accept it without protest.

    It is a good thing that China is awaking and are demanding their democratic rights from their autocratic dictatorial regime that rules through intimidation, brutal actions and illegal jailing of people with hardly genuine courts to listen to the woes of the people.
     
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    Chinese people began thinking about freedom and human rights it seems !!
     
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    Re: Chinese rioters batter police unconscious in horrific revenge atta

    Dont worry most of them will disappear with in months.
     
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    Re: Chinese rioters batter police unconscious in horrific revenge atta

    I guess this case is not related to Islamic rioters demanding separate state based on the info provided.

    Why was the photographer beaten since the pics could have been used as evidence.

    We all know China is Autocratic and Brutal and suppress its people.

    Also can some Chinese members comment about this chengguan???
     
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    The word Chengguan: Cheng=City; Urban , Guan= Management; Administration

    IMO there're clashes of interest across different strata / walks of life or standpoints etc. etc.

    For local shopkeepers / residents / drivers /pedestrians and so on, street vendors/pedlars may be frowned upon as they often block traffic and leave stinky trashes. Supermarkets/stores may see unlicensed hawkers as unfair competition since they evade tax mostly. Chengguan is supposed to regulate all these.

    There has been fairly much coverage on Chengguan brutality, which is true of many enforcement cases. But it's dangerous to demonise the profession. The public tends to sympathize with vendors in such cases who usually are perceived as the weaker side. However a fine balance has to be kept so as to respect the interest of those silent stakeholders who don't make a scene, plus law and order.

    Back to this specific case IMO 1) heavy handed officers who beat the vendor/passerby shall be brought to justice 2) rioters who battered the officers shall also be dealt with. Meantime there ought to be clear-cut "Do and Dont" for Chengguan, which is indispensible in every state.
     
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