There is some contention over why the people reacted this way. Some say they ran in fear of catching something while others are saying if you help someone in China you can be held liable and could be sued.
In the heart of Shanghai's hustle-and-bustly Lujiazui financial district lies a circular elevated walkway that serves as a pedestrian overpass and an observational deck. For more bird's eye views of the landmark, head over to Google Maps.
Photographed by Victor Lakics from the Oriental Pearl Tower.