China’s human-flesh searchers are trying to ascertain the identity of a young man filmed violently beating an old beggar on Line 1 of the Shanghai Metro. The old man withstands slaps, punches and kicks for half a minute until a fellow passenger intervenes and tells to the guy to lay off. Once he sees the man begging again, however, the beatings recommence until another passenger holds the young man back.
As he beats the old beggar, the young man complains that his wages are less than a beggar makes in one day, and commands him to pick up a bill he’s thrown on the floor.
Netizens have expressed moral outrage, saying that “You can not give money but you can’t beat people… So you don’t have any skills and can’t make money, what are you doing venting your frustration on an old man?”
By Ryan Kilpatrick