Friday, March 19, 2010

"Ugly modern society must retreat"

A taxi driver was given a rude awakening while driving through the streets of Hefei, in Anhui province, east China, on Sunday [March 14th] after a naked man stopped his car and tried to lift it off the ground. The portly individual stood his ground as the bemused taxi driver exited the vehicle and remonstrated with the man. "Evil and ugly modern society, retreat!" the man exclaimed while attempting to lift the car. As a crowd of bystanders gathered a security guard attempted to persuade the man to give up his protest. But there was no placating this crusader who has been dubbed 'Brother Power' on some websites. "Ugly modern society must retreat!! By 2012, my power will be enough, and I will thoroughly destroy this ugly modern society!" the man shouted.

Police eventually arrived, reportedly after more than 30 minutes, and a doctor also tried to talk to him. Police suggested that exposing his naked body to the world was 'ugly', but the naked protester responded indignantly. "Me ugly? You running dog of modern society! It is you who is the most ugly, modern society that is the most ugly."

Initial attempts to apprehend the man failed as he slipped under a car and refused to come out. But after an hour he was eventually hauled away while shouting, "Modern society will retreat! I will be back!" Some of the comments left on Internet forums suggested he had drunk too much baijiu, a strong Chinese liquor, or was having a psychotic episode. Maybe it was just the stress of living in an "ugly modern society" [Beijinger/ ChinaSmack /].

tvnewswatch, Beijing, China

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