On Tuesday, the Jian River (涧河) in the city of Luoyang in Henan province (洛阳) turned into a bright sanguine shade of red, resembling nothing so much as a biblical river of blood. However, rather than marking the occasion of Damien’s descent upon central China, the cause of the river becoming apocalyptic in character was red dye being dumped into the city’s storm water pipe network, by two illegal dye workshops.
The Luoyang Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau worked to shut down the workshops, and to disassemble the workshops’ machinery.
Meanwhile, the government might’ve gotten some inspiration for how to publicly celebrate future Communist Party Commemorations of Significant Import!
Photos from Yahoo China.