Pictures leaked onto the Chinese internet earlier today that show a group of foreigners swinging on hand rails, kicking each other and generally just having a grand old time frolicking around inside the Shanghai Metro to the great annoyance and outrage of some other passengers.
The incident took place on a Line 6 train late yesterday evening. Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News was one of the first outlets to pick up on the explosive story. They talked with one of the netizens who had uploaded the pictures named “脊梁.” The netizen and disgruntled commuter said that a group of foreigners stepped inside the subway car at around 11 p.m. last night:
“They smelled like alcohol, some of them were still drinking and some of the beer even got sprayed onto the floor,” the witness remembered. “I really can’t understand their behavior.”
Both eating and drinking on the metro are technically banned, so we’d have to assume drinking alcohol would fall under that, technically.
Metro officials have said that while they have not yet investigated the incident, every passenger must comply with the rules in order to maintain the incredible peace and serenity that is the Shanghai Metro. Wedgies, of course, are strictly against the rules.
Check out some tiny gifs of the fun:
[Images via Sina // Zaker]