Shanghaiist reader Arnd Dewald sends us this photo of a one-woman protest taken at a demolition site in downtown Huangpu District. He writes: “A woman (presumably a local resident) holding a poster saying that 50 people from a demolition company beat up three reporters from Xinmin Evening Press in their neighbourhood on Wangjiamatou Lu. Seen at the very place where the incident happened, two days after. A crowd of people gathered at the site, one woman posing for my camera with the poster they made.”
The incident according to Shanghai Daily:
Two workers from the Tonghai construction company, surnamed Ding and Wang, were detained and fined for beating the photographer and two other Shanghai journalists at the site, police said.
The three journalists, Yong He, Yin Liqin and Zhao Lirong, were involved in a dispute with the builder and were beaten. One camera was damaged during the dispute, police said.
But police did not disclose how many people were involved in the fracas. Nearby residents said they saw more than 50 workers surround the journalists.
Yong He, 56, is with Xinmin Evening News, Shanghai’s biggest newspaper, and is famous for his pictures reflecting social problems and the city’s changes. He was just awarded China’s top news photo award.
Online pictures showed Yong was surrounded by a group of people, including demolition officials and workers, and sitting on debris, covered with dust and with a 6-centimeter, bloody wound on his knee.