Elderly demanding older people to give up bus seats to the young who contribute to societyBy Mason White 2:00 PM September 15, 2014
|Scene of the protest|
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) Elderly people went out to protest and demand that older people give up their seats on public transportation to the young.
This came after an older man died on a bus while fighting for a seat in China. The elderly slapped a younger man four times, because he refused to give up his seat before he suddenly died of a heart attack.
Following recent events, some elderly people have called into question the proper seating etiquette when it comes to young and old on public transportation.
Three 80-year-old men in Zhengzhou, Henan Province,
took to the streets with signs that read: “Elderly need to give seats to the youths.”
Liang Yongxiang, one of the men who were holding the signs on the street, said that giving up one’s seat is an act of courtesy, not a responsibility, and most people should be more considerate of young people who work hard.
Senior citizens giving up their seats symbolizes a civil society, since young people need rest so that they can continue to contribute, he said.