A Facebook video of a Hong Konger railing against the student protestors, and subsequently kneeling down to beg them to go home as he needs to “feed his kids” – definitely not suspiciously released by Chinese state media – has gone viral on Sunday night.
The disruption that the protests have caused to daily life has proven to be too much to bear for him. He tells foreign reporters in the video: “I got pissed, I got too pissed. One is 6 years old, other one is 3 years old. I need to feed them, come on, my parents are 70 years old! We got family to feed!”
Of the students, he said: ” We pay for their school fees, they have nothing to pay, they are trying to ruin the society.This is not democracy, this is not something that we asked for.”
Subsequently, he got down on his knees and kowtowed to the line of student protestors in frustration: “Please, go home, we need to feed our kids”.
Another woman with him then commented snidely on the student protestors: “You can tell from their faces that they are all losers”.
Subsequently, scuffles broke out among the crowd as the man made his way into the group of protestors.
Watch the video in full here: