Warning: Video contains some disturbing images.
Last Saturday, Harbin City Sports Academy student, Lin Songling who had just ended a night of fun and games with a few chums at the city’s Box Club picked up a fight with several policemen (who apparently were also drunk) and ended up getting beaten to death by them. Earlier rumours on BBS’s had suggested the police were the first to pick up the fight, but the Harbin PSB department has since called for a press conference, pulled out a CCTV video and showed Lin constantly picking up a fight with the policemen, picking up things from the floor to attack them even when his friends tried to stop him. Both Lin’s friends and the six policemen have all been detained. Similar events in the past in other provinces and the tendency for the Chinese internet to spiral rumours out of control has led the Harbin municipal government to pay a lot of attention to this and promise justice for Lin.
ChinaSmack has more pictures of the crime scene here (WARNING: Not for the faint-hearted as it includes Lin’s dead body) and offers more BBS talk suggesting Lin was a spoilt brat that behaved arrogantly and was not afraid of the police as his family had “connections”, and that he was looking for trouble and got what he asked for.