Video captures angry commuter confront blind man at train station

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 11, 2018, 4:29 pm IST
Updated Feb 11, 2018, 4:29 pm IST
Social media users react with anger.
Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

People online have exploded after video shows a commuter in the UK demand a blind man move his guide dog so he could get past him at a train station, the Daily Mail reported.

37-year-old Amit Patel lost his sight five years ago. He was on an escalator at the London Bridge station when he was rudely asked to move.  Patel, a former doctor was accused of being in the way. A Transport for London worker defended Patel.

 

The footage was captured by a camera fitted on his dog Kirka’s collar.

People in the UK are expected to stand on the right side so fast past movers can rush quickly on the left side.

But as people are expected to stand on the right on London Underground escalators to allow fast movers to pass by on the left, the commuter became enraged that he was being delayed.

The video shocked and outraged thousands who couldn't believe their eyes.

"I’m touched by the incredible amount of support we’ve received. These types of incidents really knock my confidence but you’d never know it as I put on a brave face, " Patel told the Daily Mail. Adding, "In reality, I feel like a terrified little boy inside. I hope this serves as a little reminder to slow down."





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