China “Pulverises Protester with Steamroller”


The Internet is aghast at grisly pictures which purportedly show a protester who was gruesomely flattened with a steamroller by Chinese government enforcers, after he dared to oppose a local land grab.

Supposedly, he unwisely (though probably unknowingly) attempted to emulate Tiananmen Square’s “Tank Man” in blocking the path of construction machinery with his own body, but when he lay in front of a steamroller they merely drove it over him, crushing him to a bloody pulp.

What are said to be his brains are visible strewn about the scene:


Disgusted locals apparently took pictures of the event and uploaded them online, whilst local officials naturally scrambled to cover the incident up by seizing his corpse and flooding the village with their enforcers.

The cause of his defiance was said to be his dissatisfaction with local officials making a grab for his land, a common enough occurrence amongst the notoriously corrupt local governments of China.

Tens of thousands of such local disturbances reportedly occur throughout China each year in response to the less than perfect rule of law the nation enjoys, and local governments are infamous for employing thuggish tactics to quell them, even sending snatch squads after citizens who attempt to petition the central government in Beijing.

However, others claim the pictures merely show a ghastly accident, or are fabricated completely – quite possibly correct, given that the only original sources appear to be Chinese Internet rumours (most of which have since been censored into oblivion) and the website of America’s foremost conspiracy theorist, mysteriously cited as a reliable source by no less than the Daily Mail.

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    Avatar of Tetra
    Comment by Tetra
    04:01 28/09/2012 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Oh, they stopped caring 2 minutes for the unimportant lump of rocks in the ocean, to care about something that's actually important in their own country.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 28/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Give them another 2 minutes and they're start caring about those rocks again since they'll having nothing else to do after getting their lands taken >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:11 30/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed on that they should stop worrying about some speck of rocks and start worrying about things like this.

    Though, these things are only going to change by getting rid of the one-party rule in China.

    The Communist (I'd more call them elitist) Party is so corrupt in China that it's nothing to joke about 2K years from now.

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    Comment by Assassinister
    14:47 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Caring for the poor is not in the vocabulary of Chinese Government, Why becacause its not the first time they crush peasant activist. They own what they they own.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:18 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    if the guy was a land owner, then he probly wasnt that poor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:32 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, in communist China the government lends their land to farmers to make them self-sustainable in exchange of the social-welfare the urban citizens enjoy. So typically, all farmers in China are land-owners, and that must not make their wealthier because with those land, the farmers are only about to grow enough crops to sustain their normal lives. Not many of them are even able to provide proper education for their children

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:53 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does this mean they will bury the steam roller? Like they do with trains.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:47 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forget that Japan cares about that lump of rocks just as much

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:20 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    dont forget that Japan is in control of those rocks, so your point is invalid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:00 30/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    shouldn't China give back Tibet before they ask for they're islands back?


    Comment by Anonymous
    19:54 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    taiwan is china, stupid

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:01 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And yet we still ignore the fact that Taiwan wants in on those rocks...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:37 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tell that to a Taiwanese, idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You are right. It's going to take forever to clean the meatbag remains from this perfectly good steamroller.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:43 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    nah it`ll be easy. made in china.

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    Comment by RedRat
    03:53 28/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Seems like a fake to me. Anyway, blame on China!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    this is definitely a fake because it didn't explode. and I meant the steamroller or the person.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:11 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a fake.
    If someone's body is run over by a steamroller, the pressure would crush the body's bones into nothing, and push back the organs until they'd literally ooze out of every orifice. That'd leave a "nice" gory carpet along the road, which is not what we're seeing here. That body looks pretty intact to me on picture #5.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:49 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is true

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    Comment by sushifish
    12:56 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    the wheels have metal on them, which is common for a steamroller, so it wouldn't simply crush and squish him, it would most likely be capable of severing too. probably would work like a paper shredder

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    Comment by Imyou
    12:33 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's a six wheeled roller for one thing, and also, how many people have you steamrolled, Mr. Brando?

    Though I have to say in a recent case where a woman's head was run over by a garbage truck, it did sort of pop and splash forward.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kind of like what happens when a frog is run over.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:26 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea. No blood after being steam rolled? Pure bullcrap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:14 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The steam Roller is over the body covering up the blood but the brains and severed hand is there. He was very dumb to lay INFRONT of a steam-roller when china does not give a piss about it's own people.

    One less chinese, one less space taken in china.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:29 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not mention the blood spilled.
    Once in asphalt is spread like water..
    Fake and less funny, everyone wants their minutes of fame even if it is spread on the floor or in a bag morgue.

    Comment by Anonymous

    STFU, you're fake!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Artefact, why post an article that has no credibility to begin with? It doesn't make you or your website look any better than Alex Jones(Info Wars), or the Daily Mail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:57 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clearly fake. Live brain matter don't come in that nice fresh cheesy color unless you drain it of all blood first.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:42 28/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    "If this were real the road would be SOAKED in gore.

    Just saying."

    This isn't Story of Ricky, y'know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    If this were real the road would be SOAKED in gore.

    Just saying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I agree,years ago I arrived at an accident scene just minutes after it happened It was a head-on between a motorcycle and a Jeep station wagon. The biker was traveling at over 100 MPH and went under the Jeep his helmet shattered and his head was crushed, brain material was all over the road covered in blood. I still remember the poor EMT that had to go around and bag it all. Needless to say I lost my cookies that day.
    The lack of any blood seems to indicate some doubt as to this being real

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Those shoes look also awfully well intact considering they're supposedly been driven over by that... Not to mention the position, the right foot(for the guy it would be his left foot, considering he is lying on his back) is pointing sligthly upwards... Meaning that there's more than bone splinters holding it.

    And if you look carefully, in the last pic between the rollers, you can see his head(intact too apparently) and other arm which he is obviously holding on his chest.

    I call it fake...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:56 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've always wondered why roadkill never has excessive amounts of blood myself.

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    07:49 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ya there is a rather distinct lack of blood.

    Comment by Anonymous

    People aren't balloons and the rollers had gaps, just sayin'..

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    13:17 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Your skin makes you in effect a balloon. Also the gaps would limit the size of the "pop" but you still would make a hell of a mess.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Not necessarily. If someone literally steamrolls you, you die instantly. If by gore I assume you're talking about blood, it is usually caused by your heart pumping like crazy on adrenaline the last few seconds before you bleed out (out of whatever injury killed you).

    Flatten a bug with a newspaper.. there's not really as much gore as you'd expect, unless you start picking at it.

    Also, it'd probably be under the steamroller.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:38 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think they mean the part that was crushed out. The chunks of flesh siting next to the steamroller which are completely devoid of blood. Well even if it was fake it only makes it less fucked up...still fucked up just less so...

    Comment by Anonymous

    If you've ever seen an accident happen in real life you'd know this is fake. Blood squirts for a dozen meters when the wheels roll past, and that's just A CAR.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Think aboutwhen you take a balloon and squeeze all the air to one side until it pops. Now fill it with blood, there would be blood everywhere, I don't even see blood on the wheels that supposedly ran him over.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:32 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A car has more kinetic energy, thus it's able to make the blood fly a greater distance than a streamroller could do.

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    Comment by Imyou
    12:36 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Think about the pressure wave generated though. If roadkill is hit at main road to highway speeds, it's going to squirt out hard. But what if it's simply pressed at 1/60th of that speed? Much less pressure forcing viscera to the front of the vehicle. More crushing, letting things rupture where they will.

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    13:28 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    1. No you don;t die instantly

    2. Yes you will bleed shortly after death if you are severed.

    3. Squish a big bug and see what happens. It is messy.

    4. Crush a person and the skin acts like a balloon. The gaps in the wheels would make it less dramatic but blood would be squirting out.

    5. Guts in front, so would a lot of blood buy the same reasoning.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:29 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Need Mythbusters, you genius of body crushing, you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:05 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Looks obviously fake. There's way too little blood and what parts of his body that are visible look completely intact, which wouldn't be the case after being flattened by a steamroller. It looks like some guy crawled under a parked steamroller with some animal intestines from the butcher shop and staged a senstationalist picture to draw attention.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Where is the blood????

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    it has been censored

    Comment by Anonymous

    If this was an anime I'm sure there would've been a huge explosion of blood and a giant pool of it would be covering everything. Reality isn't always that spectacular.

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    07:53 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    When it comes to getting flattened by a steamroller it really is that spectacular.

    The body would literally pop.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'd say it's fake, on the first picture there were many bystanders who seems relaxed to the point where their arms are crossed to their chest. Also, there is no blood. I thinks it is just a plastic/rubber model being squished.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:59 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    let's hope it is indeed fake...

    Comment by Anonymous

    They're chinese, they're used to this kind of shit. Of course they're relaxed. Also, in the real world, killing people doesn't always produce a geyser of blood in all directions.

    And if that hand is a plastic model, that's a VERY realistic one. Then again, china has much experience with fake goods...

    Comment by Anonymous

    How would you know if you haven't EVEN been there lol. Stop being a know it all.

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