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Video of Brawling Deliverymen Sets Chinese Internet Abuzz

By April Ma
Workers from delivery companies Ele.me and Meituan.com brawl in Zhangpu, Fujian province, in a screen grab from a video filmed on the scene on Feb. 13. The viral video has become emblematic of the intense competition in the food-delivery industry. Photo: Sina.com
Workers from delivery companies Ele.me and Meituan.com brawl in Zhangpu, Fujian province, in a screen grab from a video filmed on the scene on Feb. 13. The viral video has become emblematic of the intense competition in the food-delivery industry. Photo: Sina.com

(Beijing) — Stunned by the aggressive elbow punches, the kicking, but mostly the whipping of opponents using poles with small delivery-cart flags, millions of Chinese netizens watched a street fight with bated breath on Tuesday, fearing for the safety of their lunches.

The viral video of a fierce scuffle between two groups of takeout deliverymen has become symbolic of how intense turf wars in the sector easily turn violent.

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