- Footage showed three Chinese urban patrollers destroying a vendor’s stall
- The elderly woman was defending her vegetable stall but was dragged away
- One officer has been suspended after video of their brutal conduct was posted
An elderly woman had her vegetable stall violently destroyed by China’s notorious urban police last Friday.
Footage emerged showing three police officers forcefully dragging the elderly woman away from the street and throwing her vegetables onto the road.
No onlookers can be seen offering help to the elderly. One officer has been suspended since the footage being posted on social media.
An elderly woman, in red beanie, has her vegetable stalls destroyed by three urban police officers in China (left). She had been seen selling vegetables on road without a licence (right)
According to ifeng.com, the incident happened in Shidong town in Zhaoqing of Guangdong Province on January 26.
The urban police were patrolling on a street and enforcing rules on city sanitation but they were seen having an argument with a street vendor who was selling vegetables on roadside.
Footage captured the moment the widely loathed municipal police taking away the old woman’s tools and dragging her onto a police car.
Another officer was shoving her vegetables to the road.
The pensioner is trying to defend her stall but the officers take away her tools and throws her vegetables away (left). They try to drag her onto a police car but she refuses (right)
The elderly was trying to defend her stall as much as she can and there were no onlookers willing to help her out.
Shidong town government issued a statement on Weibo, a Twitter-like social media site, that the vendor attacked the officers with a small knife when she was told to leave the street.
According to the urban police, the elderly woman was often seen selling vegetables on the street without proper license.
However, regarding the action taken by the urban police, Shidong town government suspended Liang, one of the on-duty officer, for violent act towards citizens.