Ministry of Truth: Chengguan Scuffle in Guangzhou

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A woman selling fruit on the street was roughed up by chengguan as her toddler looked on.

Guangdong Propaganda Department: On March 6, a conflict arose with a female peddler while Chigang Road, Haizhu District [Guangzhou] chengguan law enforcement officers on Guangzhou Avenue. The relevant departments in Haizhu are already in the process of investigating and handling the matter. The media are asked to report according to information issued by the relevant departments in Haizhu and to downplay the story. Do not put it on the front page or lure readers to it. (March 7, 2013)

广东省委宣传部:3月6日海珠区赤岗街城管执法人员在广州大道南执法过程中,与一名女小贩发生冲突,海珠区有关部门已就此事进行调查处理,请各媒体按海珠区相关部门发布的信息报道淡化处理,不上头版和导读。

Photos from the standoff, during which the woman was manhandled in front of her toddler, have widely circulated on Weibo. China Media Project has more on the story.

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