Day 241: Chengguan

China’s “chengguan,” the para-police agency tasked with enforcing non-criminal urban administrative regulations, remove store fixtures blocking a sidewalk.

Shanghai’sm“chengguan,” the para-police agency tasked with enforcing non-criminal urban administrative regulations, remove store fixtures blocking a sidewalk.

This group of nine officers behaved more like a street gang, roughly pushing and shoving bikes and scooters, and other things out of their way as they swarmed down the street. The people just stepped out of the way, silently watching and not interfering. It was a display of the worst type of “policing” imaginable.

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