Bloke praised for filling his face with KFC at vegan protest

A bloke has been praised for scoffing down a KFC meal just yards from a vegan protest.

Video of the Sydney man, who has not yet been identified, surfaced on social media and has already gone viral, attracting more than 300,000 likes.

Posted on social media app TikTok, the video is captioned “Meat eating protest in Sydney gets a hungry visitor” and was captured outside the city's town hall.

Recorded in one of Sydney's busiest streets, the video shows the bloke munching on pieces of fried chicken right next to the vegan activists just shortly after they started their protest.

Most of the people walking past the man in the video seemed to get the funny side of the joke, with many appearing to laugh as the man fills his face with the "finger-licking good" chicken.

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Vegan group Anonymous for the Voiceless, which is well-known for its confronting public activism, was reportedly behind the protest.

The group has members in dozens of countries around the world and is best known for its “Cube of Truth” protests.

The organisation describes its protests as “peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance”.

Many social media users piled in behind the man, posting messages of support to the man, who apparently couldn't get enough of his KFC.

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One wrote: “That’ll show ‘em. Bet they’ve never seen someone eat chicken before.”

It comes just months after thousands of meat-eaters staged a protest outside the home of a woman who attempted to sue her neighbours over the smell of their BBQ.

Cilla Carden, from Perth, Australia claimed that odours coming from grilled meat and fish were ruining her quality of life.

A massage therapist from Girrawheen, north Perth, Carden took the legal action all the way to the supreme court after an administrative tribunal threw out the bonkers complaint.

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In response, thousands staged a “peaceful” protest outside Carden’s home, organised through a Facebook page named “Community BBQ for Cilla Garden”.

On the eve of the event, 4,900 had confirmed their attendance while a further 11,000 said they are “interested”.

The description on the page read: “Cilla Carden has a problem with her neighbours cooking meat on their BBQ because she’s a vegan. Recently taking them to the Supreme Court!

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"Don’t let Cilla destroy a good old Aussie tradition, join us for a community BBQ in protest of her actions, and help Cilla Carden GET SOME PORK ON HER FORK.”

Carden’s legal saga had been dragging on since August 2017, with the veggie claiming that she hasn’t been able to sleep and just wants to live her life in peace.

She previously told 9News Australia: “They’ve put it there so I smell fish, all I can smell is fish. I can’t enjoy my backyard, I can’t go out there.”

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