On May 12, in Chongqing’s Jiangbei District Poly Xiangxue neighborhood, the elderly and children left at home were beaten and pushed by security guards hired by the police station and neighborhood committee while the young owners were out for work during the day. The young owners came back from work that night and demanded that the police station hand over the murderer, and the angry crowd smashed the police station and neighborhood committee to pieces, and injured several security guards.
The video released by netizens shows that on the night of May 12, the owners of Chongqing Poly Xiangxue neighborhood came home from work and found that the elderly and children at home were beaten and pushed by the security guards hired by the police station and neighborhood committee. Angry owners gathered and stormed into the police station demanding the handover of the assailants. Many of the security guards who were at the scene were stripped naked and some were beaten and bled. The doors, windows and office items of the police station and neighborhood committee were all smashed.
The owners smashed the windows of the police station and neighborhood committee with stones. People gathered in the neighborhood and shouted for the police station and neighborhood committee to “get out”. The people asked the police station why they had beaten the elderly and children, and the police station officers did not give a satisfactory answer. As a result, people started to smash the police station and neighborhood committee. The plaques of the police station and the neighborhood committee were also smashed and thrown on the ground.
According to the owners, the cause of the incident was that the Shi Mahe Street Office (Shimahe Street Office) unilaterally issued a notice of the establishment of the Xiangxueyuan Community without the consent of all owners and their representatives, and moved the office supplies to the interior of the community, which violated the owners’ right to information and property rights, and was resisted by the owners collectively, and the two sides were once in a tense situation.
And in the afternoon of April 14, 2021, there was already a conflict. According to the residents of the community, there was a physical conflict in their neighborhood, and it is suspected that someone was injured, and ambulance personnel also rushed to the scene for treatment.
The conflict between local property owners and the police station and neighborhood committee has been going on since 2014. According to local media reports in 2014, Chongqing Jiangbei Shimahe Street signed an agreement with Poly Xiangxue property management without the consent of all owners or owners’ representatives to build office space inside the district and prepare for office. The district is a relatively closed residential area with access control system, which has a negative impact on the privacy of the district owners, family safety, and the security of the entire district.
It is reported that there are about 6,000 families and over 20,000 people living in Chongqing Poly Xiangxue.