A European couple performing a bubble show on a Mong Kok street was treated rudely by a Chinese fortune teller who complained they were affecting his business.
The incident at the pedestrian zone on Sai Yeung Choi Street on Friday evening was described in a Facebook post by Doomster Kent.
The bubble show attracted a large crowd, which the fortune teller seated nearby claimed was spilling over into the area in which he was trying to do his business.
He complained to the couple and eventually kicked their bucket of bubble water. Some of it spilled onto the female performer.
The couple did not fight back.
Many bystanders criticized the fortune teller for his behavior.
The man, surnamed Cheung, says he is a feng shui master specializing in palm and face reading.
He told a Headline Daily reporter Sunday that he had said sorry to the woman three times after police arrived.
Cheung said he had offered her a piece of tissue, but she declined to take it.
The fortune teller said he has been there for four years and is always nice to his neighbors.
He said he felt that the couple attracted too many people and did not consider the interest of their neighbors.
During the Occupy protests in 2014, Cheung was seen urging the protesters in Mong Kok to go home because, he said, their protests had affected his business. The protesters ignored him.
Barrister Albert Luk Wai-hung said Cheung could be prosecuted for common assault if he injured the woman. The penalty is up to three years in jail.
The couple, who are from Poland, say on their Facebook page, PositiveThoughts.pl, that they have “left almost everything in Europe to live in Asia”.
The page received many comments expressing support for the pair after the Mong Kok incident.
Chloe Chow contributed to this article.
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