A BMW dealer in eastern China called the police after a woman seeking compensation sat on a car's bonnet in its showroom and put a dent in it.
It is the latest in a string of similar protests by consumers in the country after one in northeastern China earlier this month that forced a Mercedes-Benz dealer to give a woman a new car.
Workers at Baode Automotive Sales Service in Danyang, Jiangsu province, said they took photographs of the damaged bonnet after the latest incident, on Friday, before calling the police, the news portal btime.com reported.
The woman said she wanted compensation because the airbags in her X1 SUV did not inflate in an accident, leading to people in the vehicle being injured.
"What a BMW! There's a problem but no one stands up to solve it," the woman, who was not identified, yelled in a video posted online.
A woman working at the showroom told the website that staff called the police.
"She could have talked with us nicely. It's not necessary for her to sit on our car. And the thing is that she destroyed our car," she was quoted as saying.
A video of the Mercedes-Benz owner, surnamed Wang, who sat on a car in Xian, Shaanxi province, while crying and accusing the dealer of wrongdoing has been viewed more than 200 million times on the internet.
Since then, similar protests have been staged across the country.
On April 17, a woman sat on the bonnet of a Mercedes-Benz car in a showroom in Lanzhou, Gansu province, claiming her 1.15 million yuan (US$171,410) sedan had faulty airbags.
In Changsha, Hunan province, a woman sitting on the bonnet of a Cadillac coupe was shown in a video asking staff in a showroom why they wrote the wrong date on her receipt.
In another protest, a pregnant woman in Foshan, Guangdong province, drove her Mercedes-Benz car in front of a dealer in the city and climbed onto the top of it, claiming the company cheated her. She said her car's dashboard had malfunctioned and the sales staff had not responded to her complaints in a timely manner.
Wang said she was concerned that she had set a bad example for others to follow when seeking to safeguard their rights, state broadcaster CCTV reported.
"I want justice, not sympathy. I don't want to see a second person cry on a bonnet," she said.
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