In the video, a mob of hundreds of people can be seen pushing through an intersection with what Time calls "the urgency and intensity one usually expects of marathons or attempts to escape alien invasions or terrorist attacks." The crowds reportedly formed after a rare Snorlax was sighted.
Watch below (VPN off):
According to state media reports, Xinbeitou has become crowded with thousands of players since the game launched in Taiwan. The overcrowding has become such a problem that police reinforcements and the civil-defense brigade have had to be called in for added safety.
Meanwhile, the game remains unavailable in Mainland China. Though that's probably for the best, TBH.