Graphic assault footage sparks outrage over violence against women in China
A woman sets off from the bathroom stall of a tavern, and seems to have stunned the many men assembled at the laundries. A man follows her, grabs her by the hair, and tries to drag her back. Hold on to another man outside the booth. Both were dragged to the floor as the first man forced her back into the booth and closed the door.
I tried again to run out and this time succeeded. Her shirt, which had been pulled off during her first escape attempt, lay on the floor as she darted toward the door, her arms swaying.
The video clip captured by a CCTV camera on Saturday in a bar in Zhengzhou, the capital of the People’s Republic of China ChinaThe central province of Henan has sparked outrage on social media for renewed anger violence against Woman In a country where invitations gender equality It is often suppressed by ruling communist party.
The hashtag “Woman dragged into booth by man in bar bathroom” hashtag has been viewed more than 380 million times on Wednesday alone.
NBC News was unable to independently verify the footage, and multiple calls for comment from the tape, identified in local media as the Max Club, were not answered.
However, the Zhongmu County Public Security Bureau said in a statement on Wednesday that it had arrested a 27-year-old man with the last name Li from the nearby city of Kaifeng in connection with the incident.
Public security authorities filed a lawsuit against him and imposed mandatory criminal procedures on him in accordance with the law. The statement said the case was being further processed.
The statement was not mentioned Why he was arrested The Shanghai-based newspaper, The Paper, reports that he is being held on suspicion of indecent assault for attempting to urinate in front of the woman.
The accident has drawn new attention to the problem Gender-based violence In China, women across the country have expressed concerns about their safety on social media.
“As a woman, I might not dare to go out in the dark,” one user wrote on Weibo, a popular micro-blogging site, on Wednesday.
Police have decided they are not a married couple, according to media website Chinanews.com.
Many felt the details were irrelevant.
“Relationship, marriage, do these qualify you for a get out of jail card?” One Weibo user wrote.
This is the second time in a month that the display of violence against women has made headlines in China.
A group of men sparked outrage when they were filmed beating four women outside a restaurant in a northeastern city. Tangshan Last month. Two of the women were hospitalized.
Despite protesting the latest case, some on social media said the response to the latest case was better than in the previous incident.
This is much faster than the Tangshan case. One Weibo user wrote Wednesday.