Five of the 9 suspects arrested for assaultin Tangshan, Hebei Province, have criminal records involving provocation, intentional injury and illegal detention.
In two separate incidents over the weekend, police arrested 6 other people.
A woman claimed in an online video that she and her colleaguewere assaulted and forcibly held at a bar by gangsters.
"They forced us to kneel, beat us, cursed, imprinted our hands on white paper, threatened and intimidated, then changed the location.
They used a series of intimidating thug-style moves on us, such as locking us in a dark room, locking us in a dog house, beating us in groups.
The imprisonment time is as long as 16 hours.
After I reported it to the police, it still wasn't handled properly."
A man posted a video and said gang members smashed up his bakeryin an effort to extort money.
"I had to close off my shop after the gang exerted extortion and violence since July in 2021."
Tangshan police yesterday launched a two-weekcrackdown on organized crime.
The campaign will also include investigatingpublic officials for dereliction of duty.