Anorak News | We’re all Chinese Now: UK Commuters, This Is The Hour

We’re all Chinese Now: UK Commuters, This Is The Hour

by | 31st, July 2008

IN China the commuters are revolting. Downtrodden people of UK train, coach and bus, this is our time. It’s the Cummuter Revolution. Advance!

“Scores of Chinese air passengers smashed computers and desks and clashed with police Tuesday after a night stranded at an airport without accommodation, state media said.

The passengers clashed with airport police Tuesday morning, smashing computers and desks, Xinhua said, blaming the melee on China Southern staff’s “inappropriate working attitude.”

Hurrah! We’re all Chinese now!

At around 2 a.m., many of the passengers – including toddlers and people over 60 – took taxis to a hotel where China Southern said they could stay, only to be turned away once they arrived, Xinhua said.

Frustration at mysterious delays, diversions and cancellations have at times boiled over into violence at Chinese airports as passengers try to storm grounded aircraft and police are brought in to keep the peace.

We shall not, we shall not be moved…

There have also been cases in which passengers, after delayed arrivals, have refused to get off the planes in protest.

And they are the oppressed? Nothing of it. Stop moaning. Stop grumbling and looking ticked off. To the ticket office! This is the hour!


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