Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Two Year Old Run Over in China...and Ignored

A story has just surfaced about a two year old girl named Yueyue who became separated from her parents while shopping and tragically run over by two separate vehicles.

As horrific as this is, it is nothing in comparison to what 18 passing pedestrians did.


And why? Because in China you can be sued for being a Good Samaritan. 

Here are some images from the incident caught on CCTV.

This poor child was lying there bleeding as people just passed her by, indifferent to her cries of pain and suffering until one woman, a 'bag lady' had the courage to pull the child out of harms way.

Although the police have arrested the drivers of the vehicles, as of this Blog posting, Yueyue now lays in Intensive Care in Critical Condition and not expected to survive.

The news and social media outlets in China are ablaze with anger over the incident, but not just because the child was run over, but because of the total lack of compassion and the indifference to the child's suffering shown by the pedestrians.

Let us hope this kind of anger can bring about the social change needed to a nation that oppresses it people. 

My prayers are with Yueyue and her family.

UPDATE: Little Yueyue has passed away on October 21st at 12:32am.

Let's hope China can learn something from this

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