On Feb 17, a Weibo post went viral online on Chinese social media in which a Fuzhou man, named Yu Zhao, detailed the grievances he received from local law enforcement after allegedly performing a Good Samaritan act. The post was re-posted 608 thousand times on Weibo alone as of today, and it soon became one of the hottest topics in the whole nation.
Mr. Zhao accounted that he heard commotion and cries of ‘rape’ from downstairs on the night of Dec 26th and went to check, only to find a man (later identified as Hua Li) beating a woman (named Guolv Zou) in the hallway outside her flat. Mr. Zhao wrote, seeing this, he stepped up and tried to break them apart, when Hua Li turned to attack him. Yu Zhao fought back and in the tussle one kick landed on Hua Li’s belly which caused bowel rupture, that generated a 50,000 rmb hospital bill and was later verified as a second degree injury in Chinese forensic evaluation system. Yu Zhao was taken in custody on Dec 29 on charges of intentional assault and spent the following 14 days in a detention center before being bailed out by his girlfriend. (more…)