Aug 19, 2011 07:12 PM

Jinan Protest Triggers Police Response


(Beijing) – Over 500 people protested the beating of an elderly vendor in Jinan, Shandong Province after a blogger posted a message reporting that a prison officer and her husband beat a woman in the street. The prison officer and her husband were sentenced to a 15-day detention for causing injuries to the elderly woman, according to the local public security bureau.

(The crowd surrounding the prison guard, August 17.
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According to a local news outlet, the uniformed female officer, named Lin, was having a dispute with a street vendor, named Xie, the owner of a bike repair station, after a disagreement broke out among those waiting in line to have bikes repaired.

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