Lawmaker Charles Mok has uploaded a video of him cutting up his United Airlines mileage card.

It came following public outrage over viral footage of an Asian American man dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight.

Posted by Charles Mok 莫乃光 on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Mok, the IT sector lawmaker, took to Facebook on Tuesday night in protest. He uploaded a 15-second video of him slowly cutting his United Mileage Plus card into pieces.

Some commentators praised his act: “Well done!”

Charles Mok. File Photo: Charles Mok, via Facebook.

But some of the commentators said otherwise: “You don’t need to show your membership card when boarding now, you can just enter your membership number during online check-in.”

“Why do you mimic mainlanders who cut their [Hong Kong travel] permits? What good does it do?” another said.

Kris Cheng

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.