Attack in a restaurant in China: nine people arrested for violence against women

In a case that has sparked outrage over predatory sexual behavior, Chinese police have arrested nine people for a brutal attack on a group of women at a restaurant.

A man can be seen resting his hand on a woman’s back as she shares a meal with two companions at a barbecue restaurant in northern China’s Hebei province, according to footage from the incident that are widely publicized online.

The man punches her as she tries to push him away and her companions drag her outside and deliver a barrage of blows as she lies on the ground.

When the woman’s friend attempts to arrest the men, she is also knocked to the ground, sparking outrage over sexual harassment and gender-based violence in China, where the conversation about women’s rights has intensified in recent years. last years.

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Following the incident, the two women were hospitalized as they suffered multiple injuries, but authorities said they were “in stable condition and not in life-threatening condition”.

“The case is being further investigated,” according to Tangshan city police, who arrested nine people on suspicion of violent assault and “causing trouble.”

Urging the authorities to crack down on violence against women, netizens denounced predatory behavior and called for severe punishment.

while prominent feminists are also regularly harassed and detained by the police, despite internet censorship, uneven legal support and pressure from a patriarchal society, women receive support from activists and NGOs who believe that domestic violence remains pervasive and underreported.

In a shocking case, a Chinese man was sentenced to death last year after murdering his ex-wife while she was live-streaming on social media.

After a wave of women accused college professors of sexual harassment in 2018, web censors blocked keywords related to the #MeToo movement.

(With agency contributions)

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