A man has been caught on camera eating KFC just metres from vegan protesters in Sydney’s CBD.
The footage, which has since gone viral on popular video sharing app TikTok, shows the unknown man tucking in to a box of KFC outside Sydney Town Hall as blindfolded activists stand with screens attached to them.
The man filming can be heard laughing as the meat-eater raises a piece of chicken to his mouth. The protest was about 100m away from the KFC store on the corner of George Street.
The group, understood to be from the Anonymous for the Voiceless, regularly target busy city areas and share animal exploitation clips with the public.
While not doing so in this particular footage, protesters are known for hiding their faces with Guy Fawkes masks.
The video, uploaded three days ago, has since gone viral on the app, receiving more than 260,000 likes.
The clip divided opinion on the app, with thousands sharing their views on the man’s act.
“Why do people make fun of people that love animals?” one person asked, receiving over 4000 likes in the process.
Many who criticised the man’s actions labelled him “childish”.
However, others said he was well within his rights to counter the protest.
Some even hailed the behaviour.
“The hero we didn’t know we needed but the hero we got,” one person said.
The group states on its website that it “specialises in educating the public on animal exploitation and fostering highly effective activism groups worldwide.”
“We hold an abolitionist stance against animal exploitation and promote a clear vegan message.”
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