What do you do if a taxi driver's fares are a rip off? Well for this guy, the answer was to rip off his clothes in protest [see photo] and refuse to let the taxi do any more business! Being China, a crowd quickly gathered, mostly just curious, but with some giving vocal support!
The police duly turned up but, as they tried to wrap the protester in a blanket, he got annoyed and sidled under their police car, refusing to come out [see photo]. By now the press had arrived too and the crowd was definitely on the side of the naked man! The police looked on bemused, presumably wondering why their training had failed to prepare them for handling a nude taxi fare protester. Only in China, right?
28/3/2010 09:30:04 am
I guess you could say this man had been stuffed _ oh no that's taxidemotary!!!!!
4/4/2010 01:38:22 pm
I know what to do the next time someone tries to over-charge. That could mean stripping off several times a day!
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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