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Litter After National Day Flag-Raising Ceremony, Reactions

Garbage and litter left in Tiananmen Square after crowds watched the National Day flag-raising ceremony.

Chinese crowds in Beijing's Tiananmen Square to watch the morning flag raising ceremony on National Day holiday.

Amongst the top Sina Weibo posts of the week, reshared over 60k times and with over 20k comments…

From Sina Weibo:

@央视新闻 [CCTV]: #Micro-Lens# 110k People Brave Rains to Watch Flag-Raising Ceremony, Trash All Over Ground Afterward: Today is our motherland’s birthday. Let us cheer and let us cherish. Please only leave behind your reverence, and take away with you your trash. To reshare/forward this is to promise [to not litter]!

Garbage and litter left in Tiananmen Square after crowds watched the National Day flag-raising ceremony.

Garbage and litter left in Tiananmen Square after crowds watched the National Day flag-raising ceremony.

Garbage and litter left in Tiananmen Square after crowds watched the National Day flag-raising ceremony.

Garbage and litter left in Tiananmen Square after crowds watched the National Day flag-raising ceremony.

Comments from Sina Weibo:

张忠杰2011:

This is the character of our countrymen!

djde_wvfp:

Chinese characteristics.

被IELTS折磨的小冬瓜:

A bunch of wai di cunts.

一笑庄主:

Year after year it is like this, sigh.

水云仙人:

Really, just what fucking use is resharing/forwarding this?

0zzzzzz0:

The characters of the people of the capital are the same.

蒋巍V:

Must be reshared, must promise [make a commitment to not littering]. Must [improve the society’s] civility.

似水柔情002:

Shows that there aren’t enough trash cans. [哈哈]

吴润昌:

Sometimes we feel angry about other people’s behavior, but what we need more of is self-reflection.

瓯江章鱼:

When they can’t even love sanitation, how can they love the country? What a joke!

xituyaya:

Truly fucking embarrassing.

治愈伞:

Can only say that our countrymen treat public sanitation with contempt…

沵是我滴-巧克力:

Looking at the first photo, are you reminded of something in particular? [偷笑]

晒被子的味道:

Mother?

玻璃盖卡吐露皮了:

Something that must be faced/confronted~

-曹寧-:

The fixed/regular headline of National Day.

秋枫晚林97A1:

Sigh, characters. Looks like character education needs to continue being strengthened so that our next generation will hopefully be a bit better.

谣言500转:

Garbage littering garbage, it’s normal.

走在路上想心事:

The birthday present given to mother.

兜兜熊熊:

I too probably would have been one of them.

薛元昊:

What kind of mother is what kind of son you’ll have, because the mother you’re talking about is a stepmother.

larissa–yang:

Truly, everyone needs to raise their characters!

WaIlFlower:

Hard to change one’s essential nature.

-流畅-:

The over ten thousand people criticizing here, have you never littered before?

UPDATE: National Day Tiananmen Square Litter Calculated & Explained?

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