Music cameo, decade-long search and sting operation of Democracy Manifest meme

Internet culture claimed another golden meme with the legend of Democracy Manifest, a newsreel piece that saw a furious bloke escorted from a restaurant.

His identity was unclear at the time, with meme lovers searching for the irate customer, removed from an eatery by police, for decades since the release of the now immortal footage.

That footage sparked a music cameo comeback for Cecil George Edwards, an Australian man whose outburst as he was taken from a diner has since been immortalised in a flurry of mystery and even a sting operation.

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Edwards was heard addressing journalists at the scene, calling his arrest at the time "democracy manifest", which was just the start of his manic tirade.

Clearly agitated by his arrest, Edwards could be heard furiously questioning his arrest as officers take him outside, with the bloke heard saying: "I am under what? Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest. Have a look at that headlock here."

A brief scuffle ensued, where Edwards then yells: "Get your hands off my penis! What is the charge? Eating a meal? A succulent Chinese meal?"

Even then, a relentless Edwards refused to give in, mocking officers by saying: "Oh, that's a nice headlock there sir. I see that you know your judo well".

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Then mocking the officer he alleges to have grabbed his genitals, Edwards can be heard adding insult to injury, questioning an unseen officer and saying: "And you there, are you waiting to receive my limp penis? How dare you. Get your hands off me."

Edwards is then lifted by police officers, who carry him into the back of the car.

But not before the arrestee can be seen craning his neck up out of the vehicle, delivering a "Ta ta, and farewell" to the gathering crowd.

That was the last the internet saw of Edwards for decades, a man who was enjoying a succulent Chinese meal, bungled into the back of a police car after a sting operation from Queensland Police.

If his seemingly uncouth attitude to arresting officers proved strange, that did appear to be Edwards' intention, who resurfaced decades later to explain the incident.

Edwards, who also went by the names Kohann Kelmut Karlson and Cecil Gerry Edwards, believed appearing crazy would bag him a trip to an asylum where it would be easier to escape.

He made this admission upon his return to pop culture, in a surprising video appearance in a music video from Australian-based band The Chats, who utilised his experience as part of the narrative to their video.

Rap artist Mac Millar had also utilised Edwards on his instrumental mixtape Run-On Sentences, Volume Two, sampling part of the video into his track.

Since then, though, Edwards, who now goes by "Jack K", has been chastised by arresting officer Dean Biron, who claims the meme star jumped bail the next day and disappeared into obscurity until the video "somehow scrubbed clean of that pesky past".

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