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Twitter roasts South African woman upset about Hong Kong protests

South African in Hong Kong

Over in Hong Kong, ten weeks of ongoing protests between the Chinese government and pro-democracy activists have upset one South African woman.

On Monday, a video of the woman speaking to journalists on site went viral after she emotionally claimed that she had moved from South Africa to distance herself from protesting.

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“South Africa has this. I don’t want this,” she said, referring to the protests.

The video was uploaded by AFP journalist Elaine Wu, and received more than 650 retweets and 900 likes.

South Africans did not take this comment lightly and were quick to call the woman out on her privilege.

“She left SA because of protests? Now Hong Kong people must not protest because that’s not the Hong Kong SHE wants? She’s not even from there,” one user tweeted.

Meanwhile, a slew of flights from Hong Kong International Airport were grounded on Monday after protesters entered the airport.

Feature image: screenshot, @yuenok via Twitter

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