Currently the hottest microblog post of the day on Chinese social network Sina Weibo…
From Sina Weibo:
@请叫我路飞船长 Shandong province Zhaoyuan city, at 9pm on May 28th, inside the McDonald’s opposite the Public Security Bureau [police]. Five attackers, driving a Porsche Cayenne, and a victim, both sides not knowing each other. The attackers asked the girl for her telephone number. The girl refused to give it, so the five thugs viciously beat the girl, pushing the girl down onto the ground kicking her head, and bashed her head in with a steel pole, even breaking the steel pole, beating the young girl to death. http://t.cn/Rv5ulIx @人民日报 [@People’s Daily] @央视新闻 [@CCTV News]
Comments from Sina Weibo:
I bet that not a single one of these five scum will be sentenced with the death penalty, what do you all think? The reason is very simple: Those who are able to afford a Porsche Cayenne in a county seat as well as dare to so openly and publicly hit on young girls and then publicly murder them when they’re unsuccessful must have very deep backgrounds [powerful connections]. Maybe in several days it will be said that the five people were drunk, had surrendered themselves, are remorseful and cooperative, that this young girl was actually a prostitute, that the victim’s family is willing to settle the matter privately, etc.
It took me a long time to calm down. I watched the video over and over again. The girl’s screams are too horrifying. No one went forward to help. I can be certain and am certain that this group of people are part of a cult. The male leading the group screamed “Demon”, screamed “Go to hell!”, and just like that some wai di ren beat to death a Zhaoyuan local without a single person lending a hand to help. Frightening. This time it was someone else, but maybe next time it will be your sister who is beaten to death. Chinese people, where is your courage and uprightness?
The guy filming had gone up to stop it, and not just once, but one of the accomplices confronted him and said whoever interfered would die. He was probably with his girlfriend, so he had someone he had to protect. Those below who are criticizing/attacking him, I bet some of you would have long ago fled and disappeared without a trace upon encountering this scene.
For this kind of thing, where someone is beat to death, to happen in a place of business operated by McDonald’s, and for McDonald’s to not have taken any action to intervene or maintain order, McDonald’s is at least violating the Consumer Rights Protection Law. McDonald’s therefore bears an unshirkable responsibility. While pursuing criminal responsibility against the thugs, McDonald’s should be required to pay compensation.
The reason the view in the video is constantly unsteady/not upright is precisely because the person filming was himself thinking of how to intervene. He also had his girlfriend by his side, someone he had to protect. Moreover, in the video, the person filming did things trying to stop them, but there were a lot of attackers, and that woman also screamed that whoever interfered would die and such. Who among the vast majority of us ordinary common people have encountered such a situation? Only when it happens to you do you know the pain, fear, and grief involved. So let’s first observe a moment of silence for the departed, okay?
Those people who are cursing the person filming for not going up to stop them are mentally retarded. They are five people willing to use a steel pole to beat someone to death, and would probably not care about beating to death a second person who goes up to stop them. In that situation, filming it so that more people can see what actually happened and for all of society to know about it is much better than having someone go up to commit suicide. All these people making themselves out to be Iron Man talking about how they would do this or that if it were them, I bet when the time actually comes, you’ll have already had the shit scared out of you.
I request that CCTV live broadcast the execution of the six people involved.
Please do not call into question Zhaoyuan police. The police officers arrived on the scene within three minutes and arrested the six murderers on the spot and processed the case overnight so that now aside from a 13-year-old boy who is not of lawful age, the other five people have all been charged. Everyone please trust that the government legal institutions will give the people a satisfactory handling of the matter.
Stop criticizing the person who filmed the video. In that kind of situation, I think just daring to record evidence was already really brave.
Among the attackers, the man screaming about demons and devils, the woman screaming about whoever gets in the way would be killed, shows that it is very likely a cult engaged in recruiting, and then killing the person for refusing. If this [cult] isn’t dealt with, it would be an injustice.