Couple's naked protest causes gridlock
Two lovers banned from seeing each other by their parents brought traffic to a standstill when they stripped off and threatened to leap from a bridge.
The couple kept police and rescuers at bay for more than two hours as they stayed locked in a passionate clinch on a flyover 30ft above a motorway in China.
"Our parents say we can't be together but we want to show people we have nothing to hide," they told a bemused crowd in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.
"We won't come down until everyone has seen how much we mean to each other and that our parents will never be able to pull us apart," they added.
Bridge protests have become common in China, but public nudity is still considered scandalously shocking.
"We waited for the high wind and the cold air to cool off their passion and eventually they gave themselves up.
"Our biggest problem was blocking the traffic so motorists didn't drive into each other trying to get a better look," said a police spokesman.
what do you think?
So where was the edge of this bridge? Looks like they were right in the middle to me.
The "edge" could mean the side of the bridge, not either end.
They're still in the middle that way too. Look at the photo!
It would hardly have been referring to 'either end'. You can't jump off an end - the end of a road bridge just merges into a road, not mid air! But the couple are clearly not near an edge.
They are clearly at the side or edge, but there's a wall there, so there was no risk of falling, and it seems to me that if they had jumped, they'd have had a very short fall. So I agree, Sage - in theory, they were standing on a road by a wall. Bit silly, really!
Yes I think the comment about 'threatening to leap off' must be just media sensationalism as it later says 'we waited ...... and eventually they gave themselves up'. If they were threatening to jump, I think the police would have done more than just wait!