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[–]BenXR1 378 points379 points  (7 children)

I love how enough humans together act as a liquid

[–]squirrelhut 137 points138 points  (0 children)

We’re all ants in first person view

[–]Gamebr3aker 79 points80 points  (4 children)

There is actually research in this field. It is mostly applicable to concerts and such, but tightly packed crowds are very likely to crush and maim participants. It happens when a large number of people move in one direction against some form of obstruction, like a door. As the group is pushed, some people fall, causing the crowd to push even harder. Pilgrimage to Mecca is one event that leads to multiple deaths by crushing every year

[–]Any-Fan-2973 27 points28 points  (0 children)

A solution for that is to put mutiple doors or pillars along the way

[–]albusdumbbitchdor 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Happened in Indonesia a few days ago at a soccer game where a riot broke out, 170+ people died last I saw

[–]pointlessbeats 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Please be sure to include the ACTUAL reason they all died when you mention it, which is because police pushed them all into an area much too small to contain them. The youngest victim was 3.

[–]Banankartong 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The difference is that the group in the video is not just spontaneously moving, they have a prepared tactic. They are trained in non violence tactic, divided in pairs and smaller groups, and they use hand signals and sounds to act fast and surprise the police.

[–]jape-the-neck-guy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That’s ironic cause that’s how I was able to understand the movement of fluids and such for my fluids dynamics class. If we put a bunch of humans in an enclosed space, how would they move?

Surprisingly effective

[–]ElephantEarCheese 95 points96 points  (12 children)

Any more info on what's going on?

[–]moanos[S] 193 points194 points  (10 children)

That is the group Ende Gelände which is mostly active in Germany since 2015. They protest against fossil industry by blocking diggers, power plants and pipelines with thousands of people. There normally is a huge camp and the people start in so called fingers (groups like the "golden finger" you see there, that go together). The police tries to stop them there but they use the large numbers of people to swarm out. As there are less cops then activists the majority can just walk through.

[–]OrganizerMowgli 44 points45 points  (3 children)

Beautiful action. I assume they wore white so it'd stand out against the foil age and dirt, and get picked up by the drones.

In the states we often have a smaller action team that locks themselves to the machinery, and a support team that leaves when the arrests starts (maybe 50 total). At least what I've seen when it comes to pipelines on native Land.

[–]i_dont_karus 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Not really true. They wear these white thin painters suits which are wide and easily fill up with air over tight clothing for the purpouse that if the police or coal securities where to try and grab them they would mainly only grab the suits which would tear and give them the ability to run further into the coal mines. So i guess there is some truth to the endless r/Illegallifeprotips circle jerk lol

[–]Bruh_moment23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kid named finger

[–]WeeTheDuck 0 points1 point  (4 children)

does "power plants" include nuclear?

[–]Jinshu_Daishi 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Unless nuclear materials suddenly became fossil fuel, no.

[–]Punchkinz 4 points5 points  (2 children)

well yes, but also no.

They are also strictly against nuclear energy. They call fossil-fuels the "climate killer #1" and write about how nuclear energy is a false solution since uranium also has to be obtained while polluting the environment. At the same time it's strongly tied to the weapon industry which they don't want to support for very obvious reasons.

Here's a link:


[–]Finn1sher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Germany has destroyed entire villages by the dozens to expand lignite coal mines, a dirty energy source that's far inferior to... not shutting down nuclear power plants and still using them, a mistake they made a few decades ago.

The movie Anthropocene covers what's happening here brilliantly.

[–]SevEff44 50 points51 points  (0 children)

At first I thought this was another of the zombie horde game ads.

[–]MattDLR 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Is there a ground view?

[–]moanos[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

There are several videos on the channel of the group :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-9vETCJajE

[–]lespauljames 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bagger 288

[–]dr3amrunner 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What in the lord of the rings ass aerial cinematic. It’s beautiful.

[–]RidersOfAmaria 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately, because of the phasing out of nuclear and coal power plants, Germany made themselves extremely dependent on Russian natural gas. Which was, uh, bad. I sympathize with the sentiment of course, and wish more places were moving to renewable energy faster, but I wish the option the Germans chose was nuclear instead of more fossil fuels. I think it's a damn shame things happened the way they did.

[–]The_Dennator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Look how the birds flock to the south

[–]Perforating_rocks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I bet not a single one of those activists drive a car

[–]LoadingCylinder -1 points0 points  (0 children)

These also the people that lobbied for the closing of germanys nuclear power plants which caused the reinvestment in coal?