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#MeToo inescapable for Xi after brutal clip stokes fresh fury in ...

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#MeToo inescapable for Xi after brutal clip stokes fresh fury in China

CCTV footage shared online shows a group of men attacking women sitting in a restaurant

Bloomberg News

Footage of a violent attack on female diners at a barbecue restaurant in China has sparked outrage online, threatening to revive the #MeToo movement against gender inequality that President Xi Jinping’s government has repeatedly tried to suppress.

Security footage shared online shows a man approaching a table of three female diners early Friday morning in the northern city of Tangshan and putting his hand on one woman’s back. When she resists, the man attacks her and a friend, and several other men pile in. The woman is then dragged outside by her hair, where she’s beaten and kicked on the ground.

Nine suspects were arrested Saturday after a search spanning two provinces, according to the official Xinhua News Agency, with a Tangshan official vowing to “severely punish” those involved.  ..

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