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Street hawkers smash piles of their own watermelons in messy protest

Street hawkers in Nanjing were seen smashing piles of their own watermelons after law enforcement officials attempted to stop them from plying their trade along a busy road in the Jiangsu capital. The state-run People’s Daily reported that urban management officers (chengguan) attempted to temporarily seize the fruits after vendors refused to leave. Stall owners responded by deliberately throwing watermelons onto the street […]