The Saddest Fight: Beggars Tussle Over Territory

“Has it come to this?” asks the Youku video description. “No one has it easy.”

No one indeed. But read that expression another way: no one is easy, as in, they’re not pushovers. You might be tempted to think of legless beggars as pitiable, but that doesn’t make them any less proud than the rest of us. They’re out there trying to make a living, too, and if you threaten their ability to do so, you’re liable to get slapped.

Here, two beggars get into a confrontation over territory in front of a train station, we’re told. Passersby can’t stand the scene, so they intervene and arbitrate. We knows if they managed to strike a compromise — probably unlikely, because as everyone on the street knows, corners must be defended. Youku video for those in China after the jump.

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