A police officer was beaten by 16 Chinese nationals in Bishkek on October 1.
The police received a report about armed assault on the cross of Umetaliyeva and Frunze streets. A district police officer headed to the scene. Upon arrival, the police officer encountered a Chinese builder, who was drunk. The Chinese then pissed on the police officer's shoes.
Several Chinese nationals joined his fellow and dragged the police officer to the building under construction. The police officer saw a beaten man there with split lips.
An eyewitness passing by was also pulled to the construction site and beaten.
After the Chinese beat the police officer and eyewitness, they tore off shoulder boards from the police officer, threw the boards into the mud, threatened bodily harm, the police department said.
All Chinese citizens were detained and brought to the Leninskiy district police station. The circumstances of the incident are investigated, legitimacy of stay of Chinese in Kyrgyzstan is checked.
China National Day is marked on October 1 in China.
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