Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Down By The Riverside (And Out)

For many years now, a number of homeless Liuzhou people have camped out in the riverside area under the northern end of Liujiang Bridge and in the environs. Recently,  a few (about 10) have been sleeping out on 滨江西路 where this building at No. 9 affords an overhanging projection offering some, if little, protection from any rain.

In recent days efforts have been made to move them away by installing these ridiculously numerous bollards.

Of course, they are just going to move somewhere else. Many of these people are suffering from alcohol and drug dependency problems as well as mental health issues. Just shunting them away helps no one and cures nothing.

These bollards are an eyesore; not the people. Solve the problem; don’t just move it.

. This entry was posted on Sunday, April 15th, 2018 at 5:28 pm and is filed under Liuzhou News, Stupidity. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Down By The Riverside (And Out)”

  1. Brianna Says:

    “These bollards are eyesore; not the people.” — Thank you for this. You are so right.

  2. Alan Says:

    These haven’t been put in place in recent days, they’ve been there for almost a year now. I was hoping you’d come across these on your travels and include them in your blog.

    What an incredible waste of money and manpower! It stopped me in my tracks when I first saw them, mind boggling that something like this can be thought upon as being a good idea and then given the green light.

  3. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Thanks. Not a part of the city, I get to that often. In fact, the local rag seemed to think they were new. They can’t get there much either.

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