Street Peddler Beaten & Paralyzed By Shanghai Chengguan

chinaSMACK translates a report and netizens’ comments about a watermelon vendor who ended up in the hospital after an altercation with urban management officials, or , in :

Due to 10 watermelons illegally stacked on the sidewalk, fruit vendor Peng Lin and chengguan [城管, city managers/city inspectors, responsible for enforcing city codes, regulations, and laws) had a violent confrontation. He was then dragged by chengguan onto a law enforcement car to be taken to the local police station. However, when the police questioned him, Peng Lin appeared dazed, even unable to sit steadily. Through medical examinations, Peng Lin was determined to have suffered brain damage, his right-hand side limbs partially paralyzed. The hospital immediately issued a critical condition notice.

See a news report which shows footage of the fight via Sina.

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