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Chinese Village Official Slugs Lady Reporter on Camera

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 21, 2010


Here is a series of shots from chinasmack, the guy photo is a village official in China. He got pissed at the reporter and slugged her… life in China.

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The dude slugged her as he was pissed with her questions…

So this case is not finished. I will go back to that village and help the villagers win their rights back!

So let us take a look at the village director who hit me — Tan Zhuanhe.

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Here is the story:

“It was like this: I walked out of the village government office and he was there waiting for me. I told him that I was going to the village with him. He said fiercely: “Go, let’s go to the village!” I asked, “What kind of attitude is that?” Suddenly he swung his fist and hit me in the temple. I was stunned. I reacted and yelled: “What are you doing!”

He raised his hand and slapped me. Here is the moment captured by the camera [note: which is about 3 minutes
into the YouKu video].

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Then he let a man wearing a t-shirt grab the camera in order to shut it off. My cameraman Wang Xiaolong hung on to the equipment, but that man snatched off the battery. During this period, the village director grabbed my throat and punched me twice again. He was later stopped by another village cadre.

During this episode, the town government party secretary named Ying stood on the side and watched with arms akimbo. He did not intercede. When I asked secretary Ying for help, he turned around and walked away.

I thought that this affair was over. But when I learned that they cut off the Qilu TV signal and neither apologized to nor compensated the villagers, I decided to struggle all the way with this Linyi village director!”

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