On the morning of April 11th, authorities in Shanghai’s Jing’an District were greeted with a perplexing sight: a man had suspended himself from a highway overpass running above the intersection of Gonghexin Road and North Zhongshan Road.
Using some rope, the man had somehow scaled the overpass and lowered himself with an improvised harness.
As for why he would do such a thing, the giant character he painted on his back may just give a clue. It’s “yuān ” (冤), translating to “injustice” or “grievance” in Chinese.
Exactly what “injustice” or “grievance” this man may have had is not currently known. After being safely secured, he was turned over to police. So while this may seem like a prominent way to protest, it may not be your best option.
Instead, why not try dressing up in a wedding dress made of orange megaphones or undressing with a bunch of other upset dudes. You probably still won’t get what you want, but at least other people will know what that is.
By Stanley Yu
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