Video of brutal attack on women sparks outrage in China

(CNN) – Nine people have been arrested in China following the attack on four women in the northern city of Tangshan on Friday, local police said in a statement on Saturday.

Candid security camera footage showing scenes of the incident was posted on social media on Friday, sparking national outrage and sparking heated online discussions about security and women’s rights in China.

Time-stamped surveillance footage widely circulated online shows a man entering a barbecue restaurant at around 2:40 a.m. local time on Friday, walking past a woman who is sitting and eating with her companions. The man is seen approaching one of the women and placing his hand on her back before she grabs his wrist and pushes him away.

Surveillance footage shows that the woman can be heard arguing with him. In the face of the woman’s resistance, the man responds by slapping her in the face.

Surveillance footage shows a brawl that then erupted between the two. The woman tries to push him away by trying to hit him with a bottle.

Surveillance footage shows the woman’s friends trying to break up the fight and being beaten by the man, as well as a group of other men rushing into the restaurant.

In the photos, several women can be seen being beaten, kicked, pulled, and pulled by the hairs on the floor.

Anger in China

Explicit video footage of battered women has sparked national outrage over women’s safety. After the video was posted, Tangshan police released a statement on Friday afternoon saying they had identified the suspects and were searching for them.

In a separate statement on Friday, Tangshan police said two women were taken to hospital after the attack and are in stable condition, while two women sustained minor injuries.

On Saturday, local police sent out an update saying they had arrested all nine suspects, including seven men and their companions. The update said that the two victims, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, are being treated in hospital and are in stable condition.

The incident was widely discussed on Chinese social media over the weekend and angered the country’s public. Some people online question the safety of women in China, while others speak of systemic violence against women in the country.

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Provincial authorities have ordered the transfer of the criminal investigation into the case to Langfang, a separate city in Hebei Province, according to a statement by Langfang police Saturday night.

Such a move typically occurs when the investigation is sensitive or important, or when cases involve gang-related crimes and it is necessary to avoid a local safe haven.

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