China bodysearches 10000 pigeons before National Day

first_imgThe symbols of peace were released at sunrise in Beijing’s symbolic heart of Tiananmen Square in a ceremony for the 1 Oct. holiday to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Beijing domestic security police officer was quoted in the Jinghua Times as saying workers checked the wings, legs and anus of each pigeon ahead of time to ensure they were ‘not carrying suspicious material.’ The entire process was videotaped, and the birds were then loaded into sealed vehicles for the trip to Tiananmen Square, the newspaper said. A similar report appeared in the Beijing News, and the People’s Daily tweeted about it in English: ‘10,000 pigeons go through anal security check for suspicious objects on Tuesday, ready to be released on National Day on Wednesday.’The reports – which did not say what the suspicious materials might be – drew amused and derisive responses from some Chinese readers.last_img

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