Fire in the streets of Tianjin
Tonight was a fun night, but I would like to blog about something I saw after badminton. As we were walking back I happened to look to my left towards the intersection and noticed something. A group of around thirty people were piling flowers and wicker basket type things getting ready to start a fire. Once they lit the fire a group of them got down on there knees and were praying. My first thought was are they really lighting this in the middle of the street! Next I was wondering what it was for and I thought it to be religious since people were praying. As the group slowly dispersed I saw them hugging a man. So I assumed maybe that he had a love one die at that intersection. I saw one cop just pass by with his lights on which made me think it had to do with someone dying so he passed out of respect. They were controlling the fire with shuttles and as the fire died down they left. The fire is currently smoldering in the middle of the street. It was a bizarre thing that I look forward to asking Professor Li question on what it was all about. I cannot imagine that being allowed back in the states.