Superstition has it that putting up an umbrella indoors brings bad luck – but that hasn’t stopped these students from taking drastic action at their local library.

Chinese readers holding umbrellas in a Shenzhen library. Photo: ecns.cn.

Rows of readers in Shenzhen are being forced to take cover to protect their eyes from the sunlight pouring through the slanted floor-to-ceiling windows.

Chinese readers holding umbrellas in a Shenzhen library. Photo: ecns.cn.
Chinese readers holding umbrellas in a Shenzhen library. Photo: ecns.cn.

They might not be the smartest students, but there’s no doubt they’re some of the brightest.

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Eric Cheung

Eric is currently a Bachelor of Journalism student at the University of Hong Kong. Eric has his finger on the pulse of Hong Kong events and politics. His work has been published on The Guardian, Reuters and ABC News (America).