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The right to protest is fine, until you get in the wrong persons way.

In my home town today a climate change protester sat down in the middle of a road protesting a lack of government response to global warming, causing a traffic jam.

That was until one of the drivers got out of their car, scooped up the protester and dropped them in a canal. Once it was established the protester could swim, everyone went about their business.
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JoePourMan · 61-69, M
Too funny
Valdaine · M
You have the right to protest and make your grievances known and heard. Where people today go wrong and are uneducated about is, you do not have the right to interfere with how others conduct and live their lives while doing it. You do not have the right to block traffic and prevent people from getting to a hospital or vital services, or to burn down and loot property.
Katabasis · 41-45, M
[@573519,Valdaine] I agree.
Katabasis · 41-45, M
[@1123335,Katabasis] In the U.K. and the extinction movement was gaining serious support change was going to happen. Until one day when 7 protesters glued their hands to a carriage preventing the London tube train from leaving the platform, 200 plus people couldn’t get to work that day. Some of them NHS workers. It turned ugly. And in one stupid performance the momentum that was gaining moment died completely. Hubris. And now nobody supports them here.
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YesTheYahooligan · 22-25, M
People must have no jobs lol to be doing stuff like that. Get out of the way!
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I’m been involved in several protest marches, and on several picket lines over the past several decades. It was only fairly recently that things moved past walking down streets and in front of buildings. People who don’t support the right of protest complained then, too.
Moreover, they even complained when athletes raised fists during the Olympics and kneeled during the National Anthem—neither of which were violent protests where protesters got into anyone’s way.
Katabasis · 41-45, M
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] And there will always be dunkings.
[@1123335,Katabasis] Unlikely. It’s still considered assault.
Katabasis · 41-45, M
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] Not if no witness come forward.
BelovedTed · 51-55, M
Stopping traffic like that should be punishable by death.
curiosi · 56-60, F
Our governor signed anti riot bills, you don't want to be sitting in the middle of the road here.

 
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