The Chengguan, which are a special combination between regular police and state inspectors, are called "violent government thugs" in China, thousands of them are on the state payroll in at least 656 cities.
In July 2013, they beat to death a man and almost killed his wife, for trying to sell watermelon they had grown on their land.
The crime of the Chengguan police sparked riots in the province of Guizhou.
It’s not clear what happened, though, but the responsibility for murdering the bystander taking pictures lays with the Chengguan. Among people there circulates a version of the events that claims that the police-inspectors hired some men to beat the bystander up after he tried to film them. The police-inspector ran so he could not be accused of being related to the murder. Apparently these Chengguan police proceed like this every time they meet people attempting to document or stop their violence.
Numerous police troops were deployed to disperse the crowds, but people kept protesting and demanded that media report what happened. Police used tear-gas and fired warning shots in the air, but could not control the angry crowds, which kept growing.
The images are very brutal. The woman lying on the street is the one abused by the Chengguan police. The dead men in the bus and beside it are the Chengguan police.
This man was killed by Chengguan for taking pictures of them abusing a street vendor and this is the hammer with which the Chengguan hit him until he vomited blood. He died on the way to hospital.
Similar police violence against workers and street vendors led to at least two insurrections against the state back in 2011.
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Murdering Gov Thugs Killed by Angry Crowd in China