Tourists detained for scrawling
Three tourists who scrawled on the wall of Badaling Great Wall in Yanqing district, Beijing Sunday afternoon, have been detained and fined according to the Law of the People's Republic of China on Penalties for Administration of Public Security, Yanqing police announced on Monday.
A video clip circulating online shows three tourists, two women and a man, scrawling on the Badaling section of the Great Wall, a world-renowned scenic spot and the nation's key cultural relic protection site, at about 1 pm on Sunday.
According to an announcement by the Badaling Great Wall management department, a preliminary judgment of the investigation shows the tourists used keys, wires or other objects with sharp points to scrawl their names on the wall.
According to the law, behaviors of carving, scrawling or any other measures to damage cultural relics and places of historic interest under state's protection on purpose will result in warnings or fines of no more than 200 yuan. In serious circumstances, the offenders shall be detained for five to 10 days and fined between 200 yuan and 500 yuan.