Chaos gives way to a kiss, a pitched battle and finally arrest.
But it was the kiss that powered a clip of a police clearing operation in Guangxi province through social media.
The video shows a man kissing a policeman on the lips during a lull in the fighting outside a restaurant in Liuzhou city.
The officer was among a dozen policemen who were trying to clear tables and chairs from a sidewalk.
The kissing bandit, surnamed Huang, is shown fending off the officers, at one point refusing to get off a table.
He grabs some chairs back as the officers carry them to a police van.
Other characters, presumably Huang’s co-workers, join the fray.
Later Huang, 26, said he had wanted to push the officer with his chest and ended up kissing him by accident.
What about the second kiss?
It was intentional, he said.
Huang and the others were hauled to a police station and given “administrative detention” for obstruction.
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