Chinese man ‘beaten to death’ by council workers wakes up in the heat
TO China’s Hubei Province. It’s 4pm. More than 10 men are holding Han’s “corpse” on a gurney near the Jianghan Road subway station in the provincial capital Wuhan. The story goes that urban management workers had murdered the man, a street vendor. The men are demanding thousands of yuan in compensation. Eighty police are controlling hundreds of protestors.
And it’s hot. How hot? Hot enough to wake the dead.“It’s too hot. I can’t bear it anymore,” says the ‘dead’ man, He sits up and grabs a bottle of water.
Han and two others are arrested for disturbing public order. Han says the urban management workers had told the street vendors to leave and, crucially, confiscated their mineral water.
Nobody was killed.