VIDEO: Four journalists attacked separately in related incidents

Friday, September 13, 2013

China Aid Association

(Guangzhou, Guangdong–Sept. 13, 2013) In a series of violent incidents on Sept. 10, several journalists from the The New Express were assaulted and injured.

The first incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. when two journalists from The New Express, a Guangzhou newspaper, went to a private lounge, suspected of being an illegal establishment, to conduct an interview for a story. The journalists, Fu Yuliang and Lu Gui, were waiting in a courtyard belonging to the Taihe government when they were provoked and assaulted by a middle-aged man.

Fu and Lu immediately called the police. When the police arrived, they escorted both parties to the police station to take their statements. On the way to the hospital, however, the man who attacked Fu and Lu told police he needed medical attention and was escorted to a local hospital. Fu, who was injured in the skirmish, was transported to the same hospital shortly after the other man.

Officials at The New Express sent another two journalists, Yin Zhengjun and Wang Yin, to the hospital to check on Fu after learning of the incident. When Yin and Wang arrived, they encountered six people in the hallway who were at the hospital visiting the man who instigated the attack. These individuals surrounded Yin and Wang and assaulted them. Policemen broke up the fight and detained four individuals on the spot. The police are now tracking the other individuals involved in the hallway incident.

The video below shows the confrontation between Fu and Lu and the men in the courtyard. The second part of the video shows the incident that occurred in the hospital hallway and the subsequent police intervention.

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