Students at the Chengdu University of Science and Engineering staged a protest against last month's Li Gang incident in which an official's son hit and killed a university student and injured another and then continued driving. When he was finally stopped, he showed no remorse, reportedly saying, "Sue me if you dare, my father is Li Gang."
The third-year students borrowed two cars and found a third crashed car, which they overturned at the scene to make it appear more realistic. They dressed up, one as a drunk driver, clutching a bottle of beer, and another as a pregnant woman. Still another, representing the victim of Li Gang's son, splayed herself out in front of one of the cars, her skateboard overturned a meter away. Her body was outlined with white paint. The cars were covered in "blood"-splattered cloths.
The organizers of the demonstration asked fellow students as well as professors at the university to sign their names on a red banner that read "'Limit speeds on campus, Put an end to drunk driving' signature collection" (校内限速 杜绝酒驾 签名活动).
One student said that although the Li Gang incident attracted much attention in the Chinese media and online, serving as a reminder to campuses around the country about drunk driving, the focus of the incident changed into the audacity of the official's corrupt son. That student hoped that the performance would turn attention once again to the safety issues and urge the campus to enforce speed limits and laws prohibiting drunk driving.