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Queue jumpers face the wrath of an online army

LISTEN up World Expo queue jumpers. The vast majority of well-behaved visitors are tired of your attempts to cut ahead of others in lines and plan on fighting back.

How? By taking a snapshot of such queue jumpers and posting them online so that others can criticize the poor manners.

Two lawyers in Shanghai said this doesn't violate privacy laws and that it could contribute to raising awareness of improving public order.

Many frustrated Expo visitors, who have witnessed a series of bad manners by others, are starting to upload photos of offenders to online forums as a way to vent their anger.

Among them, an angry netizen yesterday put a photo of a male visitor on a local forum,, accusing the visitor of jumping the queue at the Malaysia Pavilion. The netizen said on the forum that he saw the short, overweight man jump over several guardrails to cut the queue.

Despite accusations from other visitors, the man shrugged and laughed in front of the camera.

The netizen and his photo started a big online discussion as many praised him for his "righteous act" while some were concerned that he had violated the man's right to privacy.

In response to their concerns, lawyer Wang Zhan said if the person only wanted to disclose the uncivilized behavior of others without pursuing any profit, his actions wouldn't violate the privacy law.

Another lawyer, Rong Chao, agreed with Wang on

Wang and Rong encouraged netizens to continue such acts of public supervision.


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