least favorite public officials have struck once again with an urban management officer brutally beating a fruit vendor in front of a crowd on the street of the Shanxi capital of Taiyuan.hina’s
Urban management officers, known as chengguan (城管), are notorious around China for the vicious way that they deal with harmless misdemeanors. In this case, the officer was caught on tape breaking away from a colleague and using a sort of whip to strike an elderly fruit vendor to the ground before he was finally pushed away by bystanders.
In the wake of the incident and the resulting viral outrage, local officials have announced that the officer has been suspended from his post, fined 500 yuan, and detained for 10 days while an investigation is conducted into his behavior.
Weibo users hope that the investigation will result in the officer receiving a much harsher punishment for his abuse of power, but they aren’t optimistic. Watch some more examples of chengguan-style law enforcement below: