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Outrage at photo of Danish tourists urinating on Shanghai highway

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 1:10pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 12:14am

Chinese internet users expressed their anger after six Danish tourists were witnessed urinating in the middle of a busy overpass in Shanghai.

Their behaviour on Saturday was first revealed online when an eye witness photographed them and published it on Sina Weibo, China’s twitter-like microblogging platform. The photo showed six foreign men lining up in the middle of an overpass road, next to a coach, urinating.

The woman who took the photo, surname Huang, told the news outlet, kankanews.com, the men were grinning as they relieved themselves.

Police officers later reviewed surveillance video and traced it back to the bus according to its licence plate number. The bus driver told police the passengers were Danish tourists who had just completed a tour of Shanghai’s Formular One Circuit.

While he was driving along the overpass, the driver said they forced him to stop. “They even tried to grab the steering wheel… and could have caused a traffic accident,” he said.

The driver said the Danish tourists had been drinking a lot of beer.

Traffic police said they would continue investigating and might take action against the men.

The news sparked considerable discussion online. Many people expressed outrage and said the men should be punished.

A taxi driver asked whether the bus had violated any traffic rules. “I think the vehicles were not supposed to park [in the middle of highway overpass] in normal circumstances,” he said.

One Shanghai resident said the men’s actions could have been “dangerous”.

On weibo, a blogger appealed to police to take a tougher line with badly-behaved visitors.

Another said the visas of the six should be cancelled.

However, another blogger said the incident might have been due to a lack of public toilets.

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dguldfeldt
The neglect of Animl Rights in China is a Great Sin and there is No excuse for Cruelty
taifookres2
What is the relevance of you harping on about animal rights on an article about public urination?
sigridbrede
This is no abnormal sight on Shanghai's highways, but usually the "offenders" are Chinese! Most mainland Chinese are loud, rude and have no idea how to behave in public. To put it in a nutshell: they are beasts in the form of humans.
saidaswani
Talk about being hypocrites... sheesh...
aplucky1
was in mcdonalds last night around 10 pm
very long line
three mainlanders dressed in their pajamas decided lines are not for them, walked up and started ordering
before i was able to jump in front of them, the mcdonalds staff told them to get in line like everyone else-they lost face and just left
are they all blind or just socially r e t a r d e d ?
vsa1
"Might take action against the men." "Tougher line with badly-behaved visitors." HA!!! Getting a little of their own medicine.

****www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1139211/outcry-mainland-mother-who-let-son-defecate-taiwan-airport?page=all
edwardwyee
Parking in the middle of a Highway is an offence as this creates a dangerous situation but peeing in public is common in China. There are numerous cases that Chinese peeing or taking a dump in the streets, at a mall or in a trash can. These foul acts are being done in Hong Kong everywhere by Mainlanders. So, what is the Big deal here? No wonder the People in Hong Kong seldom refer themselves as Chinese.
mercedes2233
Do Danes do this at home?
dguldfeldt
Yes, but they don't torture animals like the Chinese does!
ejmciii
More than likely, yes. Do Mainland tourists do this when outside China? Yes. Pot calling the kettle "black." Absolutely.

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