Cell phone video footage showing a Chinese woman being shoved around and slapped by an immigration official at Manila International Airport has received viral attention online and from the Philippine capital’s Chinese embassy, which is now lodging a protest against Philippine Immigration and demanding further investigation.
The video, shot on May 4, shows the woman, identified as Jiang Huixing, screaming as she gets dragged across the floor by the officer. She stands up and hits him with her handbag before he slaps her several times then pushes her into a room, all under the watch of at least two workers nearby.
Want China Times reports that Jiang had come from Beijing to resume her job at a Chinese school but was denied entry for working illegally. She had allegedly resisted airline staff, and that’s when the immigration officer intervened. Philippine immigration chief Siegfried Mison admitted on radio that the officer’s actions were out of order but noted that airline security could not calm the woman down, WTC relays.
“They could not find a way to calm her down because she could not accept the fact that we could not allow her to enter the country because she had immigration violations,” he said.
[Video via Youku]