Morning Clicks

Video surfaces of barbaric attack during anti-Japan protests in Xi'an

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 September, 2012, 8:09am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 September, 2012, 9:56am

Shanghai-based Sina Weibo user Huang Kui posted video early this morning of the violent assault which took place in Xian on September 15 amid patriotic demonstrations which left 51-year-old resident of the city Li Jianli partially paralysed.

Li was targeted by protesters for driving a Japanese brand vehicle. Huang posted the video to assist local police in apprehending those responsible for the violence.

The video shows shocking violence and some blood. Li's wife can be heard screaming for help, thinking her husband had just been killed. The hefty man who then appears on screen berates the other onlookers, asking, "Are you guys Chinese or Japanese? Can't we save this person first?"

Related: Soul Searching in China Over Man Beaten Senseless by Anti-Japanese Protestors


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