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安徽女子北京坠亡引各方关注

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 Death of girl at mall triggers large protest

  


据北京警方消息,引发京温商城门前人员聚集的安徽女子坠亡事件,经调查,目前未发现死者坠楼前与其他人员接触,现场勘查、尸体检验亦未发现可疑情况。

5月8日上午10时许,北京市丰台区京温商城门前发生大量人员聚集,北京市公安局调集警力前往处置,有序疏散人流。经初步了解,本月3日凌晨,一名安徽籍22岁女青年在京温商城内坠楼身亡。8日,其家属及部分同乡相互邀集到京温商城门前反映问题,并引发围观。


Demonstrators and police were injured on Wednesday when a protest triggered by the death of a Beijing female sales clerk turned ugly.

Yuan Liya, 22, died after plunging from the seventh floor of a mall last week, and police say initial findings point to suicide.

However, by Wednesday morning, hundreds of people had gathered outside the Jingwen coat wholesale outlet in the capital's Fengtai district to call for further investigations into the tragedy.

The crowd, which waved banners and pictures and chanted for justice, were mostly migrant workers and included several of Yuan's relatives, people from her native Anhui province and other shop workers, according to the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau.

Authorities said about 2,000 police personnel, including armed officers, were sent to maintain order.

Some protesters argued with police, and even assaulted and injured officers, Li Runhua, deputy director of Beijing's public security, said on Wednesday. The wounded officers were sent to a nearby hospital, police said.

No details were given about whether any protesters were injured, although a China Daily reporter outside Jingwen mall saw at least one man receiving treatment from emergency medical workers while being restrained by uniformed officers.

Authorities confirmed arrests were made but did not elaborate on the number.

Roads and shopping malls surrounding Jingwen were closed until about 4 pm. Due to the roadblocks, heavy traffic jams were reportedly caused in South Third Ring Road.

Police are now scanning surveillance footage of the protest and “will detain those who severely disrupted social order”, according to the public security bureau, which said the owner of the mall, a resident of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, has also been questioned.

Yuan was a migrant worker from Lujiang county of Anhui. Her body was discovered at the exit of the mall's underground garage on Friday morning.

The Fengtai police department, which handled the initial investigation, said security-camera footage showed her arriving at the mall alone on the evening of May 2. She committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor the next morning, officers concluded.

“We found no evidence she had been in contact with any strangers before the incident,” Zi Xiangdong, a spokesman for Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, said on Wednesday. “There were also no suspicious signs discovered in checks at the scene or in the autopsy report.”

The case is still under investigation, he said.

Li Chaogang, Party chief of Fengtai district, said officials were visiting shop owners one by one on Wednesday to talk with them and collect any evidence.

“Our priority is to comfort the shop owners, eliminate their panic, and ensure business at the mall carries on as normal,” he said.

Duan Xiuying, who runs a shop in nearby Dahongmen market, said Yuan also had a part-time job at Dahongmen, which is open only in the morning. She said the protest started late on Tuesday, with only dozens of people at first.

“I wanted to join in and call for a thorough investigation, but when I arrived, it had been blocked by police,” said Duan, who hails from Hebei province.

She said police officers should give the public a clear report about the case.