China arrests nine men after violent attack on women sparks fury

China has arrested nine men after video footage of a vicious attack on a group of diners at a barbecue restaurant sparked outrage and debate about women’s rights on social media.

The attack took place Friday morning in the northern city of Tangshan, according to the official Xinhua news agency. The suspects were arrested on Saturday after a search that spanned two provinces. A Tangshan official vowed to “severely punish” those involved, the report added.

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