10 June 2009

Protest a Restaruant; Go To Jail.

It started simply enough … with an argument in a Chongqing restaurant over whether or not a bag was lost there.

Ever since May 21, the Quanju restaurant in Chongqing’s Yubei district has had a regular supply of customers coming in.

Normally this would be a good thing, but in this case each customer takes up a separate table, and orders the cheapest item on the menu, fried peanuts or just order a beer. They then hang around for hours in an effort to cost the restaurant money.

Wait for it…

After the protests occured[sic] three nights in a row, the restaurant manager called the police, who actually arrested seven of the customers and sent them to prison for five days.

Damn, that's harsh.

[Via the always interesting Wierd Asia News.]


Ken Walden said...

I worked at a coffee shop where the owner would have gladly done the same, I'm afraid.

Brad said...

What techniques did he resort to? The old coffee from dishwater trick?