Video: Foreigner beaten by Beijingers for sexually assaulting a Chinese woman in public
It has been confirmed by Beijing Police that the foreigner in the video, a Briton, did commit sexual assault and has been detained. He was also seen sexually harassing five other women on the subway train by rubbing his genitals against their bodies on the same day prior to the rape attempt.
Foreigner expats in China are really making headlines on Sina Weibo these days. First, there was the Brazilian good Samaritan ganged up by thieves in Dongguan. Then, an American became the Internet sensation for friendly breaking bread and chatting with an old beggar. Now, a video of a foreigner caught molesting a woman right on Beijing’s street and beaten up by angry passersby had been reposted by more than 2,000 Weibo users in less than an hour after it was first posted. An overwhelming majority of comments are scathing, profanity-laced condemnation of the foreigner and absolute support for violence against violent crimes.
According to the video description, it happened on the evening of May 8 near Xuanwumen. In the video, the victim, wearing only panties under the waistline, cried to people who came to her rescue, “No! No! I don’t know him.” The veracity of this video has so far not yet been confirmed. One commenter, however, said that it was a scam plotted by the woman and the “passersby” to extort money from the foreigner.
Selected comments on Sina Weibo (Post published at 11:48 p.m. on May 9; 2,528 shares and 788 comments until 1:30 a.m. on May 10.)
青龙之达哥：Beat him to death!
Moorgate274：This stupid cunt foreigner, castrate him!
winds風少：The investigation is over. That woman and a few others were trying to blackmail the foreigner who paid for sex. Both parties have been detained…
vera-vera-c：Isn’t this too audacious and licentious?! Actually, can our country at least try to control or reduce the population of foreign expats? They have come and occupied all the good places. The country, already packed with people, is now (accommodating) so many foreign nationals. So this won’t stop until we are crammed to death?!
sO__Dan：The blows were way too light.
nic-yang：He had the gall to play the bully on the Chinese territory! Beat him! Give him a good beating! Great job, Beijing bros!
Taufpate：Let’s keep sharing this video. I was so upset when I was watching the video. The Philippines is bullying China. Fine. Now this goddamn foreigner has even come to our own land and bullied the Chinese girl! I can tell from the video that the girl might have got drunk. Even in the capital city, girls should have awareness of self-protection. Of course, Beijing’s public safety and order needs improving!
王宇标：Motherf**ker. This animal had the gall to lie there and feign death! Good job at beating him!!!
雷霆笑看风云：What is wrong with China? Its territorial integrity is being undermined in the South China Sea. Its girl has almost been *** on the bustling street of the nation’s capital… So sad.
张斌–Bingo: Abiding by Chinese laws in China is a matter of course. This SOB deserves to be shot to death.