“Shockwave” in China after the violent attack on several women in a restaurant

Since Friday, June 10, the snippet has been around social networks. In CCTV footage, three women can be seen eating dinner at a barbecue restaurant in Tangshan, Hubei Province, when a sexual predator approaches one of them to touch her back without his consent. When she tried to push him away, he punched her hard in the face. Within secondsinformation site reports What’s on WeiboAnd the The incident led to an explosion of violence.”

While the victim’s friends try to defend her, the attacker is joined by several other men who also start beating the three women.

The attack continues outside the restaurant, as evidenced by the second excerpt quoted by Zhang Zhulin, a journalist specializing in China in C.international courier. “The woman is kicked in the head, repeatedly beaten and dragged by the hair, and attacked by at least three men. [présents devant le restaurant]reports again What’s on Weiboa site specialized in content circulating on the Chinese social network of the same name. When a third woman tries to stop her, a man who appears to be her husband hits her in the head.

‘Shocking level of violence’

a ‘extreme confusion’ He prevailed throughout the incident, as one of the men, who at first seemed to be defending the victim, began to beat him in turn. “The horrific level of violence in this attack sent shockwaves through social media on Friday and Saturday.”underline the title.

After this attack, “All nine suspects have been arrested.”pointing to Global Times. Two women were hospitalized with their injuries, without life threatening, while two women sustained minor injuries.

As the Chinese English-language daily reports it “Many netizens wondered how innocent women could be violently attacked by men‘, and why? “Very few people tried to intervene to stop these men and defend the women”.

MeToo censored

Pictures already have It revived the debate on sexual harassment and gender-based violence, abound WatchmanAnd the In a country where women’s rights has been an increasingly discussed topic in recent years, despite pressure from a patriarchal society, internet censorship and incomplete legislation in this area”.

Last year, the British newspaper recalled, A man threw a hot liquid at Xiao Meili, a prominent Chinese feminist, after she asked him to quit smoking in a restaurant.Censorship in China “MeToo-related keywords banned when dozens of women accused university professors of sexual harassment in 2018”.

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