HCMC man jumps into canal to protest vehicle seizure

By Nhat Vy   November 3, 2023 | 03:52 pm PT
HCMC man jumps into canal to protest vehicle seizure
A still of a video footage shows a man gotten out of the Tan Hoa Canal in HCMC after jumping into it to protest police punishing his transport violations.
A man in HCMC jumped into a canal to protest his tricycle being seized by traffic police officers for numerous violations.

The 57-year-old man, called Van Nguyen*, had his tricycle seized by police of District 11 on Friday for several violations on the Tan Hoa Canal-Lo Gom road section.

Previously on October 28, a group of police officers, including major Nguyen Thanh Trung and senior lieutenant Le Chau Thanh Huy, was patrolling around District 11 for traffic violations when they found Nguyen’s tricycle carrying too many goods on it, so they stopped the vehicle for a check.

The police informed Nguyen that his vehicle was carrying too many goods, and that he had neither driving licenses nor vehicle registration. Nguyen tried to persuade the officers to overlook the violations but failed, so he jumped into the Tan Hoa Canal to "evade the dealing of the violations and protest the officers."

Huy then enlisted the help of a local to come down the canal and use ropes to pull Nguyen out of the canal. Nguyen and his tricycle were later taken to a District 11 police station for further questioning.

Nguyen and his wife were later summoned by the police, and Nguyen had admitted to his violations.

*Name has been changed.

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