Road rage: Watch the moment elderlycommuters attack a young man on a bus who refuses to give up his seat
Elderly bus passengers in China were so enraged that a young man refused togive up his seat on a bus that they beat him up.
The unidentified man was sitting on the busin Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in central China, when other passengerstook offence to his refusal to stand.
He was occupying a yellow seat, whichpassengers are expected to give up to if a pregnant, elderly or disabled personshould board the bus.
The video, uploaded to Chinese web portal NetEase, shows an elderly manscreaming at the youngster, to no avail.
When the youngster starts shouting back theelderly man shoves and beats him. Another passenger, also apparently annoyed atthe young man, joins in by grabbing his arms.
No arrests were made, reports the China News Service, and the man was notseriously hurt.
One commenter said that the elderly mancould not have needed a seat since he had enough energy to ‘beat people up’.
‘Giving up your seat on public transport is a voluntary act. How can anybodyuse violent means to force others to give up their seats?’ said another, addingthat while the younger man was wrong not to give up his seat, the elderlyattackers were ‘much worse’.
There are fears that China’s controversialone child policy has led to a decline in manners among young people as someparents may over-indulge their only child, a phenomenon the Chinese media hasdubbed ‘little emperors’.
Some Chinese observers fear worried thatyoung people have poor social communication and cooperation skills as they haveno siblings at home.
SnakePlissken, escaping from new york city, United Kingdom
I have always said the pensioners of todayhave no respect for teenagers anymore
Lids,Manchester, United Kingdom
Obviously you two have not read the articlefully. Yellow seats on Chinese busses, have to be vacated. When a elderlyperson or Pregnant ladies get on the bus. Simple enough
Lids, it is still voluntary. Part of thereason it is still a voluntary action is that although young you could have amedical condition that would make you a priority and you should not have todiscuss it with strangers to justify remaining seated. A couple of months ago Ihad just had surgery and needed to sit while using the bus as I was in pain,usually I would always gladly give up my seat, as I would now I am better. Thefact remains that assault is worse than being ill mannered and if they are fitenough to beat someone up they are fit enough to stand!
Reminds me of the old man sitting on a buscomplaining that young people today have no manners. Another passenger says”But didn’t that young guy just give you his seat?” and the old mansays “True enough. But look at my wife over there – she is stillstanding!”
Verity53,Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Chinese children used to be brought up tolook after the elderly. So the elderly people on the bus expected him to stand.Time’s have changed their catching up with the West.
Well, all I can say is if the elderly havegot that much strength and stamina to attack this young man then they don’tneed his seat!