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German man beaten up in McDonald’s for confronting queue jumper

Posted: 10/31/2013 7:00 am

A German man was beaten up after confronting a queue jumper in a McDonald’s in Guangzhou in the small hours of August 24, Huadu District Prosecutor’s Office has been told.

The incident took place in the McDonald’s in the Vanguard supermarket complex on Yunshan Boulevard in Huadu. When the German confronted a Mr. Huang about cutting in line, Huang allegedly spat on the floor. The German then called over a waiter to clean it up.

After finishing his meal, the German stepped out of the McDonald’s and was set upon by Huang and three of his associates. Another German man was injured after stepping in to mediate. Both were taken to hospital but their injuries turned out to be minor.

Huang and his three associates were arrested in Qishan Village on Sept. 13, according to Southern Metropolis Daily.

Uncivilised behaviour such as that shown by Huang is being targeted under Shenzhen’s civility laws that were introduced this year. But in most of the country it is still up to members of the public to keep each other in line. This is not the first time a foreigner has got himself beaten up for taking exception to the unruly behaviour of Chinese locals.

  • Bruce

    If you’ve ever been to the McD’s at Sea World in Shekou, Shenzhen, between midnight and 6:00 am on a weekend, you’d understand why foreigners get beat up. Or should.

    So drunk or high they can hardly stand, they wouldn’t even know if they were jumping the queue, and the torrent of abuse they mete out to the staff who can’t understand their muddled English is truly mind-blowing. It normally takes the staff a solid 1.5 hours to clean up the mess, including the not infrequent vomit.

    Maybe Mr. Huang & Associates just wanted to set things right. . .

    • Li Hua

      I agree with you about your disgust towards the foreigners you mentioned, but that’s no excuse to beat any foreigner up. I mean, should we beat up any Chinese because of Chiang Kai-shek? Because him and Mao both were Chinese? That’s stupid really.
      Mr. Huang can beat any drunken foreigner up at 6am, I’m fine with that.

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