For those who take the metro/local/tube for daily transit, spotting an empty seat during peak rush hours is nothing less than manna from heaven. While there are seats allocated for elderly, physically challenged and women here, what would you do if an elderly person goes to the extent of slapping you to get you to vacate a seat?
A video tweeted by RT.com shows an elderly man slapping a woman in China for not giving him a seat. In response, she immediately gets up and fights with him. He is later seen being taken away by another passenger to end to the spat.
This old slapper is taking heat online in China! pic.twitter.com/SiATxmxm8d
— RT (@RT_com) June 18, 2018
Here are some of the responses it garnered on the micro-blogging site.
No one should be allowed to slap someone
or bully them at any age
She would have been right to slap him back
but she did the correct thing & made it verbal
Her point is valid
Bullies at any age will NOT be tolerated
Trains are crowded.
Many rolling Walkers have a seat
— Jacqueline (@TechHerbal) June 18, 2018
He used violence on her. He must be in the wrong….
— Murmeration (@matthud59) June 18, 2018
Debate? This is assault …. he should be charged accordingly ….. nothing else to discuss
— Mark Smith (@SMITHMGMV) June 18, 2018
While many argued that this was clearly a case of assault and the old man should be punished for his act, others sympathised with him and stated that it is important to vacate seats for the elderly.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments’ section below.