Cory Doctorow says that in China there is a group called the Chengguan that is an urban management police squad that is “charged with enforcing petty regulations and notorious for their violent tactics, which include beating a watermelon seller to death with his own weights.”
In this video, a toddler confronts members of the Chengguan who were apparently trying to take action against his grandmother. The toddler threatens them with a metal pole saying, “Don’t touch my grandma! Go away, don’t touch my grandma!”
To compound the problem, this video went viral and resulted in the Chinese authorities ordering the country’s social media companies to stop sharing it, inevitably triggering the Streisand Effect.