Man pushing woman in wheelchair confronts busker who refuses to move from footpath
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A bloke pushing his wife in a wheelchair has struck a chord with some on the internet after demanding a busker move from a pathway to let them past, despite the fact that the street was completely closed to traffic. You can see the whole strange scenario unfold below:
So, what we saw happen here is that the man – who rightly pointed out that there was a footpath there, even though the road was closed – wanted to go straight through where the young woman busking was set up to sing.
It’s a classic street in a UK town centre, with no curb to speak of.
In fact, you can see other pedestrians with wheelchairs and prams pushing on down the road without issue.
Still, the man kicked off with her, telling her ‘that is a road, this is a pavement’.
Then, after the man was told that she wouldn’t be moving, there was a further altercation when he asked to see her busking licence, which the singer - @itsmiakirkland on TikTok – told him that she didn’t require one.
After the man left, she then turned to the camera – presumably with some friends of hers behind it – and explained that the street is pedestrianised and closed to traffic between 10.30am and 7.00pm on weekdays for this exact reason.
“I don’t know why but my legs are shaking,” Mia said.
“I’m get very weird with confrontation because I’m not a very confident person, but I’m kind of having to be a confident person.”
Her friend then joked: “It’s everyday Mia with you…”
To be fair, we do see a lot of videos like this on TikTok nowadays.
Perhaps it’s just more buskers are sharing their videos, but they definitely do seem to get a hard time from some folks, whether that be incidents like this where both parties have a case, or incidences of outright abuse.
It’s a tough gig, standing on the street making music for total strangers.
Some have supported Mia after her ordeal, with one comment reading: “Are they serious?! The way you always keep your cool and handle things so professional when people give you grief.
“Keep smashing it girl!”
Another said: “It took him a second to walk around you…
“He’s just looking for trouble isn’t he?”
However, not everyone agreed that she was in the right.
Another comment argued: “The man is in the right, move your speaker!”
Someone else wrote: “Just move it imagine him having to do this 10 times a day?”