Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

“I shouldn’t have made up such a ru­mor.” A man sur­named Sheng was found spread­ing ru­mors on Weibo, one of China’s pop­u­lar so­cial me­dia plat­forms, that the po­lice­man who threw a woman and her in­fant onto the ground last week in Songjiang dis­trict was rec­og­nized and beaten by passersby in Shang­hai on Septem­ber 7, thep­a­per.cn re­ported Sun­day. The video he up­loaded to sup­port his ru­mor was later found to be a dif­fer­ent in­ci­dent from another prov­ince. Sheng has been placed into ad­min­is­tra­tive de­ten­tion. He ad­mit­ted that when he spot­ted this video on the In­ter­net, he re­ferred to it as the Songjiang in­ci­dent.

Il­lus­tra­tions: Chen Xia/GT

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