– Chinese Taxi Drivers Attempt Mass Suicide Protest With Weed Killer, No One Dies (ZeroHedge, April 5, 2015):
In what may be proof of Dr. Patrick Moore’s rather morbid assertion that drinking Roundup isn’t the most effective suicide method, more than two dozen Chinese taxi drivers were found passed out in Beijing with empty pesticide bottles scattered around them in what appears to have been an effort to protest a law forbidding taxi driver self employment.
As The NY Times reports, drinking pesticide is a popular method of addressing grievances in China when all other methods fall on deaf ears:
A group of taxi drivers drank from bottles of pesticide in central Beijing on Saturday to protest what they said was poor treatment by their taxi companies, state and social media outlets reported.
At least 10 men, some of them frothing from the mouth, fell to the ground on a busy sidewalk at the Wangfujing shopping center about 11 a.m. after drinking the pesticide, according to the Beijing police force’s official microblog account. The men were rushed to nearby hospitals and all survived, the police said.
Videos of the protest quickly spread on Chinese social media sites, showing the men splayed on the ground and large crowds staring at them from behind police cordons.
According to The South China Morning Post, the men were all from a city in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang and tried to kill themselves to protest the way taxi companies renewed their vehicle leases.
Drinking pesticide is a common way to commit suicide in China, particularly in rural areas.
People with grievances in China have long sought to petition the central government in Beijing. But the ruling Communist Party presses local officials to thwart those seeking redress. Petitioners are often detained for protesting and trying to file lawsuits. Many are beaten, threatened and sometimes sent away to mental hospitals to prevent them from airing their grievances in the capital.
All of the protesters were hospitalized and are “out of danger,” according to local media.
As a reminder from one week ago…
More important information on Glyphosate (Roundup):
– WHO Glyphosate Report Ends Thirty Year Cancer Cover Up
– ‘I’m Not Stupid’ Monsanto Lobbyist Refuses To Drink Weedkiller After Proclaiming ‘It Won’t Hurt You’
– New Study Shows Roundup Herbicide Causes Antibiotic Resistance In Bacteria
– WHO: Roundup Weedkiller Containing Glyphosate Is ‘Probably Carcinogenic To Humans’
– Roundup Herbicide Is Endocrine Disruptor In Human Cells At Drinking Water Levels
– Same delusional people who say vaccines are safe also insist GMOs, glyphosate, aspartame, mercury and radiation are safe, too
– Pennsylvania Researchers Discover Glyphosate Herbicide in Honey and Soy Sauce
– Roundup-Ready GM Crops Leave Monarch Butterflies Close To Extinction
– GMOs And Glyphosate Discovered in Kellogg’s Froot Loops
– Dr. Jayasumana: Glyphosate Leads to 5-Fold Increase in Deadly Kidney Disease Risk
– Top MIT Scientist: Roundup Causes Autism
– Dr. Edward Group: GMO, Endocrine Disruptors … They Want You Dead And Totally Neutralized (Video)
– Dr. Santadino: Glyphosate (Roundup Ready) Destroys Earthworm Eisenia fetida Populations
– Another Independent Study Confirms Monsanto’s RoundUp Chemicals Are Lethal, Even in Small Doses
– Food Safety Experts Slam USDA over 2,4-D GM Crops Approval
– Chinese and International Experts Slam GMOs and Glyphosate at Beijing Conference
– Dr. Krüger: Glyphosate Increases Birth Defects In Piglets
– New Séralini Study Shows Monsanto’s Roundup Damages Sperm
– Glyphosate Decreases Yield, Seedling Quality Of Roundup Ready Soybeans; Increases Rate Of Fungal Disease
– The Glyphosate Toxicity Studies You’re Not Allowed to See
– Reactions To Republication Of Landmark Seralini GMO Study
– Republication Of The Séralini Study: Science Speaks For Itself
– Dr. Schinasi: Glyphosate Herbicides Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
– Monsanto’s Darkest Secret: Roundup’s Effect On The Fetus
– 3 Studies Proving Highly Toxic Glyphosate Found In Urine, Blood, And Even Breast Milk
– World’s Number 1 Herbicide Discovered In U.S. Mothers’ Breast Milk
– Brazil’s Federal Public Prosecutor Requests Total Ban Of Glyphosate Herbicides
– Dr Cattani: Roundup Causes Toxic Damage To Rat Brains
– Scientist Slams Biotech Industry Over Deadly Kidney Disease Epidemic
– Gov. Study: Roundup Weedkiller Found In 75% of Air And Rain Samples
– Monsanto’s Roundup Causes ‘Gluten Intolerance’
– Pesticide Formulations Up To 1000 Times More Toxic Than Active Ingredients Tested For Safety
– Study: Pesticide Evaluations Dishonest And Misleading
– Dr. Mercurio: Glyphosate Is Most Resistant To Biodegredation In Sea Water
– Governments Ignore Definitive Proof That Monsanto’s Roundup Causes Birth Defects
– UK Bread And Cereal Bars Found To Be Contaminated With Toxic GLYPHOSATE
– El Salvador Bans Glyphosate
– Study: Roundup And Glyphosate Toxicity Underestimated
– GMO And Monsanto Roundup: Glyphosate Weedkiller In Our Food and Water?
– Glyphosate In Monsanto’s Roundup Inhibits Natural Detoxification In Human Cells: Study
– Study: New Review Of Hundreds Of Scientific Studies Surrounding Glyphosate Links Monsanto’s Roundup To Autism, Parkinson’s And Alzheimer’s
– USDA Received Dire Pathogen Warning BEFORE Deregulating GM Alfalfa
– Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Linked To Overgrowth of Deadly Bacteria
– Study: GMO Toxins Found In Nearly All Pregnant Women, Unborn Babies
– GMO Technology, Glyphosate Toxicity Leaving Men Sterile
– Jeffrey Smith’s Full Presentation On Deadly GMO’s (Video)
– FIRST LONG-TERM GMO STUDY: Monsanto GMO Corn & Roundup Cause Massive Tumors In Lab Animals (Video)
– Shocking GMO Study: Rats Fed Lifetime Of GM Corn Grow Horrifying Tumors, 70% Of Females Die Early
– Study: Roundup Herbicide 450-Fold Diluted Is Still Genotoxic
– Illinois Government Secretly Destroys Beekeeper’s Bees And 15 Years Of Research Proving Monsanto’s Roundup Kills Bees
– Farmers Sue Monsanto And US Tobacco Giants Knowingly Poisoned Argentinean Tobacco Farmers With Pesticides, Causing ‘Devastating Birth Defects’ In Their Children
– Monsanto Secretly Poisoning Population With Roundup – Scientist And Friends Attacked For Exposing Roundup Link To Birth Defects
– ROUNDUP: Birth Defects Caused By World’s Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say
– Roundup Birth Defects: Regulators Knew World’s Best-Selling Herbicide Causes Problems, New Report Finds
– Scientists Warn Of Dangerous New Pathogen From Roundup Ready Treated Monsanto GM Crops Causing Infertility And Spontaneous Abortions
– Roundup, GMOs linked to emergence of deadly new pathogen causing spontaneous abortions among animals
– Monsanto’s Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health
– Study: Monsanto’s Roundup Kills Human Cells (Flashback)
– Scientist: Monsanto’s herbicide could cause brain, intestinal and heart defects in foetuses