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‘I get yelled at a lot’: can TikTok help wheelchair users reclaim the streets of Hanoi? — The Guardian

Wednesday, 2 November, 2022

‘I get yelled at a lot’: can TikTok help wheelchair users reclaim the streets of Hanoi? — The Guardian

When Luu Thi Hieu, who has cerebal palsy, drives her wheelchair along a main road in Hanoi, having been unable to access the pavement, it is not unusual for a passing motorcyclist to shout something along the lines of, ‘‘If you need a wheelchair, you should stay home.”

For Hieu, 32, it’s more grist to her growing social-media mill: she has amassed millions of views on TikTok for her activism.

For most newcomers, traffic in the Vietnamese capital is a maelstrom of risk, while the pavements are a near impenetrable combination of parked motorbikes, cracked paving, vast vats of broiling phở and the occasional meandering chicken.

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/oct/31/vietnam-disability-campaigner-tiktok-acc

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