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    The vegan protest was reportedly organized by a group called “Anonymous for the Voiceless” whose events usually involve activists displaying images or footage of animals being killed for the meat industry.

    A protest staged by a vegan activist group in Sydney has gained a different kind of publicity than its organisers were hoping for, as many social media users focused their attention not on the event itself but rather on a lone man who appeared to be trolling the protesters.

    The currently unidentified man did not interfere with the protest directly – he merely stood nearby while holding a big box of KFC in his hand and eating a chicken drumstick, with a “cheeky smile” on his face, as news.com.au put it.

    ​While a video of this scene, captioned “Meat eating protest in Sydney gets a hungry visitor”, quickly accrued tens of thousands of ‘likes’ on TikTok, a number of social media users went on to voice their admiration for the KFC eater’s actions.

    Some, however, didn’t seem particularly amused with this stunt.

    ​According to the media outlet, the protest was held by a group called “Anonymous for the Voiceless” whose events usually involve “members standing in a square wearing V For Vendetta masks or blindfolds and holding screens showing pictures or footage of animals being killed for the meat industry.”

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