A “1,000 live chicken giveaway” publicity event was organized by a property developer in Guangxi and attracted over 1,000 visitors who took part in the described “grabbing riot” that ensued, Sina News reports.
Visitors swarmed in to grab the free chickens, according to Sina. After a mere 15 minutes, only crumpled feathers and shoes that had come off in the chaos were left scattered on the floor.
A woman happily clutches her prize of two live chickens.
Residents are seen grabbing coops.
An elderly woman is pushed and falls down in the crowd.
Several tents were toppled and a number of people fell down during the commotion. Luckily, no person (or bird) was severely hurt.
Sadly, we can’t say the same for the last event of this kind.
By Lucy Liu
[ Images via Sina News ]