footage of women being beaten raises uproar In China

footage of women being beaten raises uproar in china
footage of women being beaten raises uproar in china

Surveillance footage of men abusing women in a restaurant in Tangshan, a city in China’s northeast, has sparked widespread indignation on Chinese social media, triggering calls for punishment from official media and reigniting a debate over the treatment of women.

The disturbing video, which has gone viral on China’s Weibo social media network, depicts a man approaching a table at a barbecue restaurant at 2:40 a.m. local time on Friday, caressing a woman, and then punching her after she pulls him away.

A number of males are observed viciously assaulting the woman and her eating companions during the ensuing melee. Two ladies were hospitalised with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the local police.

As of Saturday afternoon, all nine suspects in the case have been apprehended, and an investigation is underway, according to a Weibo post by the local Public Security Bureau.

The assault dominated Chinese social media on Saturday, occupying six of the top ten most-discussed topics on Weibo. In a brief online remark, state television demanded harsh punishment for the suspects.

However, in light of other recent high-profile examples of maltreatment of women, a widely circulated WeChat post on Saturday contested the official description of the assault as a straightforward act of violence.

“This occurred in a culture where violence against women is pervasive… To ignore and repress the gender perspective is to deny the violence that individuals — particularly women — endure “the anonymous message stated.

China Women’s News, a publication of the All-China Women’s Federation, stated in a column on Saturday that “such heinous examples of significant abuses of women’s rights and interests can and must be met with zero tolerance.”

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