|Đào Xuân Anh Doanh appears in court. Proceedings were streamed live to 13 communes and towns — VNA/VNS Photo|
QUẢNG NINH — Court proceedings of a man who was jailed after attacking police who stopped him for not wearing a face mask, were streamed live to a number of communes and towns in Tiên Yên District in northern Việt Nam.
Đào Xuân Anh Doanh, who also uses the name Đào Xuân Anh, from Phương Nam Village, Đông Hải Commune, was jailed for nine months for resisting law enforcement as they carried out their duties.
He was stopped by officers around 4pm on April 4 riding on the back of a motorcycle with no helmet and no face mask.
When members of the COVID-19 prevention and control asked to take his temperature, Doanh, who had been drinking, cursed and attacked the officers.
The following morning Doanh realised that his behaviour violated the law, so wrote a letter to the Tiên Yên District Police to give himself up.
The court was told he had a previous conviction for robbery and had served time in prison before. — VNS