On the afternoon of May 31, chengguan in Yan’an, Shaanxi province reportedly got into a scuffle with merchants. The video that was posted to Youku shows the civilian eventually being surrounded by urban management officers, with one particular chengguan — the fat one, natch — delivering a terrifying two-footed stomp on his head. Witnesses say the chengguan smelled like he was drunk.
UPDATE, 6/6, 1:34 pm: More information via Ministry of Tofu, plus a GIF:
The chengguan squad accused the bicycle store of occupying the pedestrian lane with their display items, and wanted to confiscate the bicycles.
When Mr. Liu, the owner of the bicycle store, tried to dispute the accusation and stop them, two sides got into the violent clash, in which Mr. Liu was stomped on by the chengguan officer and sustained head injury.
UPDATE, 6/7, 11:28 am: Two chengguan have been detained, reports Global Times, with others being disciplined:
Of the eight officers involved in Friday’s incident, six temporary employees were fired by the urban management bureau, with the other two regular employees being penalized. Two temporary workers have been detained by the police for their behavior, People’s Daily Online reported Wednesday following a press conference held by the city’s government.
…An official from the local urban management watchdog brigade told the People’s Daily Online Monday that the shop had illegally parked bikes on the sidewalk before and officers issued alerts to them several times ordering them to rectify.
“Every time they asked us to put the bicycles in order, we followed the request. On Friday, there weren’t many bicycles in front of the shop and they were in order,” Li said, adding the bicycles belong to customers.