Street Vendors Son Hits Cop WIth Brick In Row Over Stall

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a street vendor’s son knocks out an official by throwing a brick at his head as he confronts the lad’s parents about their unlicensed stall.

The video filmed by urban management personnel show officer Gao Huazhang quarrelling with the couple who run a breakfast foods business in the Wujiagang District of Yichang in Central China’s Hubei Province.

Gao and two of his colleagues, who work for the city’s Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau, were patrolling the area on 17th July when they noticed the couple had placed tables and chairs on the pavement.

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The bureau is a para-police force known by the nickname ‘chengguan’ – simply ‘city management’ – and they requested that the couple move their furniture off the pavement and clean the litter left behind by their patrons.

According to the officers, Gao was reminding the couple of the city’s bylaws when their son, surnamed Hu, picked up the brick and attacked the unprepared cop.

In the video, the brick can be seen breaking apart on the officer’s head as the uniformed chengguan official collapses in an unconscious heap.

Hu’s mother can be seen checking on the officer while his father – knowing that he has got himself into trouble – hits and scolds him.

Yichang chengguan said Gao was still receiving treatment in hospital, but he is not understood to be in any life-threatening condition.

The couple’s son was arrested on assault charges.

Chengguan offices are established in every Chinese city, and its personnel are responsible for enforcing urban bylaws, including for city appearance, sanitation, work safety, pollution control, and more.

The bureau’s officers are civil servants and do not have police authority.

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