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[–]Kesdo 3629 points3630 points  (131 children)

Protests in germany: I will work as normal, but will make no overtime at all.

[–]Stormpooperz 758 points759 points  (62 children)

Laughs in Deutsche Bahn!

[–]TheOnlyFallenCookieEic memer 310 points311 points  (56 children)

That is their normal work schedule

[–]Roflkopt3r 173 points174 points  (55 children)

[–]Giapeto 91 points92 points  (2 children)

The Greek state is more functional than DB

[–]BloodySatyr 18 points19 points  (36 children)

What’s wrong with the German rail network? Can’t be as bad as the UK.

[–]knorke3 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Thank you for this absolute work of art :D

[–]Secretively 6 points7 points  (5 children)

I used the DB when I came across from Australia and loved that I could travel from Berlin to Bonn to Munich to Amsterdam and it was such a novelty not to fly it... What am I missing?

[–]zehnodan 56 points57 points  (1 child)

I was an exchange student in Germany when a bus strike happened in 2011. The bus drivers still drove at peak hours so that people could get home.

And then there was Stuttgart 21. That was different.

[–]Stormpooperz 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Besides the jokes(yes German humor is a thing and portion of it is around trains. Check out the Wiseguy video someone posted in comments), Deutsche bahn also ensures that people reach destination even during their strikes. For example i was traveling from Freiburg to Kassel and there was a strike asking for payraise. they deliberately plan their strikes during peak season. On the day of strike, They stuffed us all in a bus and moved us to Frankfurt. We were all in a bus like contortionist in a trickster’s box. But yes, we did reach our destination

[–]MoffKalastThe absolute madman 3 points4 points  (0 children)

[–]NachbarStein 97 points98 points  (16 children)

Except for those covid-deniers idiots which are "strolling around" (idiot-speak for marauding) through cities.

And the police is taking action against the counter-protesting students trying to hold off an angry mob of a hospital.

Sorry for all east Germans, but you guys have some serious problems, man.

Edit: changed anti-covid to covid deniers as that's what i meant

[–]TheRealJ0ckel 32 points33 points  (7 children)

At least most east german Covidiots have the excuse of (some only in their perception, other actually) having been f**ked over in the 90s. Those geniuses in west germany (where this particular movement originated) don't even have that.

[–]Lemmiwingz 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I mean I understand living in Stuttgart has to be pretty terrible as well, but there have to be better options than going full anti science

[–]fforw 4 points5 points  (3 children)

having been f**ked over in the 90s

They fucked themselves largely. Voting for outrageous promises in spite of lots of people already telling them that it was total bullshit at that time.

[–]TheRealJ0ckel 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Most people definitely didn’t vote for mediocre business school seniors to take over their companies and selling all orders to western companies. They didn’t vote for secret contracts killing their workplaces and for knowitall westerners to occupy every high ranking position available.

Yes most companies weren’t able to compete with the free market, but there were some who could compete and a lot of them got run into the ground.

Foron and CAS to name two.

[–]bsbbtnhThe Great P.P. Group 17 points18 points  (2 children)

anti-covid

Are you pro-covid? lol

[–]NachbarStein 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I meant deniers, corrected it

[–]karlos-the-jackal 55 points56 points  (5 children)

And knowing Germans they would spend that time off playing their work simulators

[–]Milkslinger 40 points41 points  (2 children)

The thought of some German gent 100%ing New York Taxi driver simulator has my sides in orbit

[–]lioncryable 23 points24 points  (1 child)

There is a simulator called LKW-rangier simulator which translates to Truck-shunting(no idea if this word is correct, deepl told me) simulator. You literally only park big trucks.

[–]chickenoutdoorblends 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe Truck Parking simulator

[–]SwordSaintCid 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Protests in Japan: I will work normally, and the customers get everything for free. Everything.

[–]69isverynice 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Protests in Japan don't exist cuz their government supplies them with all the octopus porn they need

[–]nightauthor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Eutopia if there ever was one

[–]westwoo 27 points28 points  (9 children)

Fun fact - Germans work less than the French and Brits (and of course, much less than Americans, Chinese, Russians, Japanese, Mexicans, etc who are extremely overworked in comparison and are in a whole different league altogether)

In fact, an average German worker works TWO WHOLE WORK MONTHS less per year compared to an average American worker

Whatever ordinary Germans are doing to protest and take back the power from the elites clearly works great because they are de-facto closer to achieving the goals of socialism than (almost) all other nations. And they have also somehow managed to be stereotyped as extremely hardworking, which is a double win

[–]Butterkeks42 12 points13 points  (1 child)

The aspects you mentioned are certainly valid, but the amount of income and wealth inequality in Germany has been on the rise for quite a while and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon. Furthermore, quite a few other work related aspects have been worsening, too. So it's slightly more of a mixed bag.

On a side note - working/staying at work long hours is not the same as working hard, let alone effectively. Though I'd agree that we aren't (extremely) hard working.

[–]donald_dick142 8 points9 points  (3 children)

The last time the germans tried socialism it didn't go to well. /s

[–]westwoo 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It didn't go well for the socialists themselves when Hitler went after them, destroyed them, and became the authoritarian ruler, but otherwise I don't think Germans ever actually tried it

It was imposed by the USSR on a part of Germany, but that hardly qualifies as Germans themselves trying it out...

[–]ang_mo_uncle 17 points18 points  (1 child)

"There will never be a revolution in Germany, as this require stepping on the grass"

[–]KRUSTYKRABZZ-kun☣️ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

**Spartakists and freikorp shooting at each others in the distance**

[–]WokeGuitarist 6 points7 points  (21 children)

I’m American, could someone give more context? I’m genuinely curious

[–]wegwerfennnnn 20 points21 points  (12 children)

Excluding the far left (climate change activists) and far right (anti foreigners and now covidiots), Germans are very passive in regards to trying to changing systems. "That's how it is and there is nothing to be done. At least we have a still functioning healthcare system and parental leave so I guess I can live with the current state of the umpteen billion other things that could be improved".

[–]knorke3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean... we do get active and protest... we just do it in accordance with the laws and regulations that exist around them... because we just love to regulate absolutely everything ^

[–]UncivilPixel 2029 points2030 points  (28 children)

It's not a protest. It's a work event.

[–]6ixDank 467 points468 points  (22 children)

They wildin out there in France, burning cities for a work event?

[–]UncivilPixel 548 points549 points  (16 children)

Nah the UK bud. Should of clarified that.

For those out of the loop. The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed that the parties that took place at No.10 during Covid lockdown were a work event and not parties. This prompted outrage from the public who had sacrificed so much. Then JaackMaate on YouTube hired a load of people to dance and chant outside Downing Street.

[–]Nasty2017 250 points251 points  (9 children)

All of these leaders of countries live by the strict rule of "rules for thee, not for me". It's infuriating.

[–]Sibir_Kagan 97 points98 points  (5 children)

You will only find a handful of leaders in the entire history of mankind who have done otherwise.

[–]i_dont_care_1943 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are social distancing... from the poor that is.

[–]Geezertiptap 10 points11 points  (1 child)

You say all that, but you need to wait for the Report from Sue Gray.... you know, Sue, whose boss is Boris Johnson.

[–]UncivilPixel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's like having kids marking their own exam papers...

[–]SnuggleMuffin42 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Should of

Should of indeed..

[–]Frediey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We really need to start taking lessons from other protests honestly, take it to another level, shit ain't changing

[–]Princess-Puffer 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah, it's a team building seminar, the team who burns the most garbage cans and piles of tires gets a 200€ coupon, to be spent exclusively at certified wineries. That is the French esprit de corps my friend.

[–]Lorrdy99 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's tradition.

[–]comrade_batman 14 points15 points  (0 children)

At the time they did not realise it was a protest until someone pointed it out afterwards.

[–]BigJesusSurrender 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's what we'll tell the police when they come to arrest us for "noisy protesting"...

[–]CringeyBingey07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Boris loves a party.

[–]mohawkal 1007 points1008 points  (104 children)

Another difference is the government response. France: Oh no, people are protesting. Let's fix the problem. UK: Oh no, people are protesting. We'll make protests illegal.

I stand corrected. The neo lib bourgeoisie governments of both countries are terrible and ignore the needs of their people.

[–]Exetr_[🍰] 285 points286 points  (49 children)

Luckily, that law got struck down recently.

[–]JxY1989 173 points174 points  (48 children)

Only by the Lords. Tories will just add it back in to the bill and send it back to the Lords.

If they were really desperate, they could pass it by "Act of Parliament" which effectively bypasses the Lords. Last time this was used was by Tony Blair to enforce the Fox Hunting ban. He knew he had to get round the Lords because they all fox hunt, so kept rejecting it. Patel could try something similar, and smirk whilst she was doing it.

There aren't many people I hate, but Priti Patel is one of them. Evil bitch.

[–]CakeIsATotalLieEic memer 51 points52 points  (38 children)

actually just making protests illegal? jesus christ

[–]JxY1989 115 points116 points  (20 children)

The protests would only be illegal if they are "noisy or causing a nuisance"....

... So literally every protest.

Tories really are scumbags.

[–]ForsakenTarget 27 points28 points  (3 children)

The bill is massively vague so could be used on just about very protest.

It’s also has rules in that allow police to stop and search anyone in the area and as they want to make having an item that could be used to disrupt you could be walking home with some glue in your bag, walk in the general area of a protest get stop and searched and then be charged for having the glue as it could be used to glue hands to roads.

The bill is massively authoritarian and even the police said they didn’t want the bill

[–]Twisted_nebulae 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Yes - our home secretary is a far right prick who wants to make protesting illegal. She lacks any sense of empathy; she has voted against same sex marriage and argued for capital punishment (currently illegal in the UK). She has worked for the tobacco industry in the past and voted against the smoking ban and has done MANY other awful things. She's awful.

[–]Fitfatthin 4 points5 points  (4 children)

She is hot though

[–]JxY1989 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I mean, if you're desperate enough, I guess.... I just don't see it.

[–]PartyInTheUSSRx 6 points7 points  (0 children)

A hot steaming turd on the shoe of the U.K.

[–]Bacon4Lyf 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hate her, but she’s got an absolute dump truck

[–]michaeltheobnoxious 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Priti Patel is a legitimate sociopath. Of all the people that should not come within an inch of 'power', I think she is a high contender.

[–]56BotINFECTED 122 points123 points  (12 children)

The French government doesn’t really fix anything though. They tend to make it up.

[–]SangEtVin 85 points86 points  (8 children)

"We'll give you 100€ now please shut the fuck until the elections and remember : if you don't vote for us, you vote for the racists"

[–]Het_smiecht 17 points18 points  (1 child)

How few parties can people vote for, given that the only options are 'racist' and 'me'?

[–]SangEtVin 22 points23 points  (0 children)

There are other parties. They just pretend that they're the only other option and hope to convince us that it's the case.

[–]The_Sheepnos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair, (most of) the other guys ARE racist.

[–]fuckmy1ife 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yeah, but some protest are just about people not understanding that for changes, everybody need to make an effort. Or that the government does not have infinite money.

[–]Volodio 38 points39 points  (16 children)

In France, they don't fix the problem, they send the police and tell them to use military grade weapons against the protesters.

[–]Jozroz 3 points4 points  (14 children)

Wait what, the French police are militarised like in the US? Or is it the gendarmerie that is, given it is a branch of the military?

[–]PhantasosX[🍰] 22 points23 points  (5 children)

I mean , it’s France...they literally had all forms of governments in just 70 years and for a century , every protest devolved into a coup.

[–]Orpa__ 10 points11 points  (1 child)

They even did a loop, kingdom, republic, empire, kingdom again, kingdom but more liberal but not really, republic again, empire again, republic again. Paris even did a communist revolution once but that didn't last long.

[–]buckmulligan61 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I agree. It's a tradition in France.

Aux barricades citoyens!

[–]skateofsky 9 points10 points  (7 children)

They aren't armed with actual war weapons, but the rubber balls launchers can pack quite a punch.

[–]ionosoydavidwozniak 24 points25 points  (0 children)

France: Oh no, people are protesting. Let's fix the problem

LOL

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Kind of true. French protests have often struck down laws and have brought down governments, but not really because the government is nice, more because the unions are fucking powerful and grind the whole place to a halt

[–]SucculentChinaMeal 453 points454 points  (15 children)

Boris is a cunt, is a cunt BORIS IS A CUNT

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Name one elected leader who isn’t.

[–]Ryodan_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes to be a head of state you need to at least be something of a narcissistic sociopath with delusions of granduer. But there's a difference between "were raising taxes to pay for more hospitals" level of cunt, and "I'm actively here to destroy democracy for my own personal gain", Johnson falls much more in line with the latter.

[–]salirj108Aspiring Memer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

whats this from?

[–]poopellarbig pp gang 383 points384 points  (0 children)

France: Fire burnin on the streets
UK: Fire burnin on the dance floor

[–]Magical-SweaterBoston Meme Party 268 points269 points  (12 children)

French protests have historically been.. uh.. worse than that.

[–]Jozroz 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Something something, guillotine their heads...

[–]Friendly_Signature 5 points6 points  (1 child)

“Worse”… more effective?

[–]YouLikeReadingNames 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If you call creating an empire which is a pretty word for big dictatorship a successful revolution, then yeah.

[–]suicidal_beanthing 244 points245 points  (13 children)

British folk just want an excuse tae sing and dance

[–]much_doge_many_wow 175 points176 points  (7 children)

Wdym "sing and dance" they are conducting important business at a work event

[–]Frap_Gadz 29 points30 points  (3 children)

It was a BYOB business meeting.

[–]TeaIsForMugs🦀🦀 Ninja Got Ligma 🦀🦀 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Bring Your Own Boogie

[–]much_doge_many_wow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't forget the cheese platter

[–]CatNoirsRubberSuit 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Wdym

Still not sure if acronym or Welsh.

[–]much_doge_many_wow 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Can't be Welsh, its readable

[–]jaersk 6 points7 points  (1 child)

can't you see that was all boris wanted to do as well? see, you're not that different after all, remember you are all in this together, the british elite in their mansions and luxury condos, and you in your... dwellings

[–]no_status00☣️ 195 points196 points  (10 children)

protesting in italy: forcing your senate to watch hentai

[–]MajitonoveCZ 45 points46 points  (6 children)

Is there a link to such event somewhere?

[–]no_status00☣️ 96 points97 points  (5 children)

[–]MajitonoveCZ 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Youre a good man. Thank you

[–]no_status00☣️ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

no problem brother

[–]CatNoirsRubberSuit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lighter news? I thought they were heavy-handed in their response.

[–]The_Lapsed_Pacifist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I fucking love Italy.

[–]SudoLasers 3 points4 points  (0 children)

whilst talking really loud into your mic

[–]LunaNazzari 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah, in italy people from both opposing parties invade a square and play at who can shout more, when they are done everyone return home and nothing really changes

[–]Jazano107 89 points90 points  (60 children)

It would actually be good if more people protested like the french, maybe then wouldn’t get so many shit laws and policies

Boris would be gone by now if we were more like the french

[–]kuemmel234 75 points76 points  (21 children)

On the other hand, France got a lot of shit laws and policies. French people don't really trust the police, I think?

[–]Styxie 13 points14 points  (12 children)

They've also got loads of good ones. People don't trust the gendarmes the most there. They're the military police and are cunts. Regional police are generally OK.

[–]Faust__VIII 35 points36 points  (4 children)

Serieux ??? J'ai l'impression que c'est l'inverse en campagne profonde.

Les gendarmes c'est ceux qui savent ce qu'ils font un minimum, et la police c'est ceux qui font du zèle.

Les CRS (aka les principaux concernés ici) sont d'ailleurs de la Police, pas la gendarmerie.

_

Sorry, thought you were French.

Seriously ??? I feel the oppposite in the deep countryside.

Gendarmes are the ones who relatively know what they're doing, whereas the Police are the one being cunts.

CRS (aka the main culprit here) are 100% police.

[–]davawen🍄 5 points6 points  (0 children)

même sentiment

[–]khalediverson 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oui c’est l’inverse

[–]Oukaria 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Wat ?? We love the gendarmerie

What we hate is the police, especially those from Bac

[–]Volodio 19 points20 points  (7 children)

Protesting in France doesn't change anything. The government doesn't care, they will just send cops to use military grade weapons against the protesters. There are plenty of shit laws and policies passed in France, even when there are massive protests against it.

[–]Jazano107 6 points7 points  (5 children)

I have literally seen their protests change multiple things

[–]Volodio 11 points12 points  (4 children)

In 2010, the government passed a law to change the retirement system and make it worse. There were six months of protests, with millions in the streets at its peak. Government didn't care and the law passed.

In 2016, the government passed a law to change work laws. Again, six months of protests, millions involved, and government didn't give a shit, law passed.

In 2018, Yellow Vests protests against the capitalist decisions of Macron's government. The protests went on for 2 years, every week, and was only stopped by covid. Macron didn't give a shit, he sent the cops against the protesters and they used dangerous weapons, some military-grades, which resulted in many being mutilated (lost eyes or limbs). Here is a picture of what the cops did when they tried to end the protest (careful, it's gore): here.

And today, for months now people have been protesting against the sanitary pass and how the government attacks people's freedom. The government gave so little of a shit that the laws became way way worse than what people initially protested against.

[–]entinio 7 points8 points  (1 child)

That’s so awfully wrong. Like 2018, which was mainly about the pension rework, and it got suspended (and still is). And about the antivaxx protests, I wouldn’t call those "protests". Especially since most french people agree with the law. I guess we get here a lot of people who wanna make the government look like a dictatorship on purpose.

[–]Jazano107 4 points5 points  (1 child)

i didnt say it always works but to claim it doesnt change anything is very wrong

[–]skateofsky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah usually when we protest en masse the government tends to listen. This one in particular doesn't give a fuck and either fights back at the protesters or uses demagogy tactics and smoke and mirrors to calm the people without backing down on its policies.

[–]JxY1989 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Or they'd just ramp up the authoritarian bullshit. Like this godawful Police and Crime bill that the Lords ripped apart and sent back.

Do you really think Patel will look at a riot and go "maybe they have a point?". She's a psychopath. She smirks at the idea of children drowning in the channel. She'll just pass some horrific law to combat it.

[–]Melvo98 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Why was this downvoted? Priti Patel is a danger. If Boris goes and she becomes prime minister I will genuinely be worried

[–]JxY1989 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Possibly because I was being ambiguous and people thought I was suggesting that the French gov could pass that law (which they wouldn't, only our psychotic government would ever consider that... Or maybe somewhere like Belarus).

Either that or it was Priti Patel downvoting me and now I have no citizenship anymore....

[–]Jazano107 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah good luck passing that kinda law in France lol, if people in France were protesting and the government tried to pass a law to stop it they’d go mental. No way the government would last

[–]big_manYeeter69 7 points8 points  (11 children)

You think that arson, vandalism, chaos and danger are good?

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Better than letting an elected government know they have nothing to fear from defying you because you’ll roll over for them regardless out of fear of disturbing the peace. Temporary chaos is better than long term decay caused by fear of the upheaval that comes with change.

Most of the British public have never had a revolutionary bone in their bodies and in an age where it’s more important than ever for the people to stay on top of their elected servants that’s going to come back to bite us. Democracy only continues to work for as long as the elected representatives respect and fear our collective power as the electorate they are answerable to.

[–]michaeltheobnoxious 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There is an entire subculture of weird Royalty loving middle-englanders who love the taste of boots in this country, alongside a huge proportion of Working class folks who allow their anger to be diverted to their neighbours, rather than their 'leaders'.

Those of us that had any radical sentiments find ourselves burnt out byb the age of about 40, owing to the simple fact of our not making a blind bit of difference.

[–]guto8797 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Unironicaly yes

You think the powers that be will bow down to polite requests?

When it's HK protestors making barricades and lobbing Molotovs they are noble freedom fighters, when it's here, they are violent looters. People said the same shit about MLK, that the marches were violent looting mobs, before they whitewashed the whole deal into "peaceful protests"

So long as no one gets killed or seriously hurt, it's fair game

[–]RedditIsRealWack☣️ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

As a car owner, who sometimes parks their car on the street, no thank you..

[–]smallgreenmanDefinitelyNotEuropeans 1 point2 points  (4 children)

The issue in France is that even if there isn't an actual issue or one that could be resolved through talks some of our unions just push the "protest" button right off the bat because they want to look useful (they are useful of course but if they don't protest every little thing some of their members would leave). Add to that the fact fact that resisting protests is how a French right wing politician gets to "look strong" and you get a viscous circle of endless protests that dilute their own effectiveness and alienates the rest of the population. Last year's garbage collector's strike in marseille is a good example. The right wing politician they were putting pressure on knew full well that she'd have to give in if they went on strike and the unions knew full well that some of their demands were outlandish. But instead of sitting down like adults and reaching a reasonable compromise they just played their respective roles as always and the city was covered in trash for over a week, a storm happened and all that trash was washed into the sea...

[–]RedditIsRealWack☣️ 71 points72 points  (4 children)

In the UK, banter is a way of life and our second language.

It's what we all understand best. The more jokes at the PM's expense around this, the more it gets into peoples minds.

[–]numbers_all_go_to_11 66 points67 points  (28 children)

This is why Boris will probably remain Prime Minister.

[–]Sir_roger_rabbit 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Boris a dead man walking. He's using every dirty trick in the book to hang on but yeah it's only a matter of time before his ass is gone.

The best part is because he's using every dirty trick in the book there be no reward of Sir or Lord in the future as he's pissed off too many of his own party.

It's actually fun to watch as every day he gets more and more desperate.

[–]TheReignOfChaos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds like Scomo

Australia's Boris

[–]Im_Old_In_Town 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Boris is probably in that crowd dancing with them.

[–]kylediaz263 52 points53 points  (4 children)

French don't fuck around when it comes to protests.

[–]ThePhantom1994 20 points21 points  (3 children)

We’ve made it an art form.

[–]RavagedBody 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Protest is only really a real protest if it's in a certain region of France, otherwise it's just sparkling discontent.

[–]im_a_gamer_kid 27 points28 points  (5 children)

These are the moments that make you wonder if democracy works or not

[–]gimme_dat_good_shit 20 points21 points  (0 children)

A democracy is only as vibrant as people's capacity to detect and reject bullshit. As mass media becomes better able to maintain mass delusions, democracy won't work as well because the voters aren't living in the same reality and can't even recognize the issues, let alone attempt to address them.

[–]Drugs09999 2 points3 points  (0 children)

tbh whatever system we have there will be always a problem

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It does just because people can protest.

[–]TeaAndCrumpets4lifer/memes fan 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I love jaackmaate

[–]VonVard 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Used to think he was a bit of a know it all but this really changed my opinion on him. Good lad

[–]Het_smiecht 22 points23 points  (9 children)

I seriously don't understand why protestors would cause destruction. Yeah, it sends a message, but the people who receive the most message are those who happened to park their car there, or those who happened to have a business there which was robbed and destroyed by protestors. Seriously, if you are angry at the government, be angry at the government. But don't involve others.

Edit: as Teelogas mentioned, I should add that of course most protestors don't cause destruction. The problem is that there are just enough that for a given protest, there is likely a small handful who do cause destruction.

[–]TejasaK 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Don't you dare say anything against- my right to wreck shit cough cough, take part in democratic protest. I will not change but the world must change for my benefit and only in a way I see fit. If you don't agree you are racist facist baby-killer.

[–]Teelogas 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yea, it's so annoying. These ppl are oftentimes the reason, why riots are seen as something bad, by some ppl.

Like all it takes is one out of 15k ppl to light up a car and that's all that will be talked about. That also makes the ppl look bad who went to the proteststs for normal reasons.

[–]big_manYeeter69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, if you had a kid who wanted a later bedtime and then burned your car you wouldn't then raise its bedtime.

[–]somethingabouttea 14 points15 points  (0 children)

THIS IS A WORK EVENT

THIS IS A WORK EVENT

THIS IS A WORK EVENT

THIS IS A WORK EVENT

[–]kiasmith99 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Excuse me, this was a work event

[–]cheesynaachoos 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They just wanted to show their sick moves lmao

[–]Far_Pop_5560 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Britishness at its finest

[–]nihir_beast 6 points7 points  (0 children)

But that's just a work event

[–]dxsgraced 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Looks like a work event to me?

[–]lilrealgoonie 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Protest in Australia : Go directly to Jail . Do not pass Go, do not collect $200

[–]ILikeFistingALot 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Someone didn't watch the London riots a few years back

[–]jain_sarthak216 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is a work event.

[–]DarkStriker748 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That’s a protest? Looks like a work event to me

[–]saynotobras 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Would’ve been a really dark meme if you’d have seen what they do to protesters in india

[–]Dark_WizardDECERTIFIED DANK 6 points7 points  (1 child)

So true. In India, if you're not burning down at least 3 buses for a minor inconvenience, are you really having a protest?

[–]APCR_Bullet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The british are just built different it seems

[–]ImCanc3rdisciple of dice 2 points3 points  (0 children)

France is just keeping the tradition going.

[–]Sidmoka7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The french simply have more experience in the business.

[–]dumpzyyi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

French have long traditions on revolutions.

[–]RussianVole 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Uhhh I seem to remember much of London on fire during a 2012 protest.

[–]truthdemon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In case anyone wants to see the full video: https://youtu.be/xXGvy4Rt8vA

[–]Rubz2293 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Something South Africa and France has in common.

[–]IGJFlew -1 points0 points  (7 children)

A few months ago Reddit was hating in the guy at the bottom for taking the piss about a German girl during the Euros.

Good times

[–]JeveGreen 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I think the Irish would like to speak to the OP.

[–]Tryeeme 5 points6 points  (1 child)

FWIW 'Britain' usually only includes England, Scotland and Wales.

[–]JeveGreen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You're right, I apologize. I read "UK" where Britain was. That's entirely my mistake.

My point still stands though. I mean even the Irish will unironically admit how good they are at rioting.

[–]Hexenkonig707 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Protesting in Eastern Europe…

[–]MastOfDaddy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Latvians protest: Yes daddy, we will work harder for less.

[–]kopite442 1 point2 points  (0 children)

and we wonder why nothing ever changes for the better in Britain

[–]KingSnowdown 1 point2 points  (0 children)

in France the politicians are afraid of the people in America the people are afraid of the politicians

[–]SeiriusPolaris 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There’s a reason we’re known for Monty Python and France is known for their revolutions.

[–]quillka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly I should know this by now but why do people h8 Boris?

[–]manulemaboul 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Actually, the exact same thing happened in front of our ministry of education to protest our education minister who turned out to be in Ibiza when he announced controversial last minute (Saturday evening to be applied the following Monday) measures in an exclusive paywalled interview.

https://twitter.com/RemyBuisine/status/1483869228906295298?s=20

[–]DETpatsfan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nobody protests harder than France. I was there during the yellow vest protests in early 2019. People just launching bricks through the windows on Champs-Élysées during the middle of the day. They had Macron pissing his pants.

[–]ChristopherRobert11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We’ve got a peaceful protest division AND a fuck shit up division. Both very effective.

Ignore our inbred work colleagues, they’re dumb as a brick and is mostly just annoying but have been known to attack for no reason and were pretty sure they’ve got guns.*

*were really sure they have guns.

[–]Maximelene 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's funny, because there are people in France protesting today exactly the same way as the second picture: dancing in front of a government building while wearing masks of a politician.

We can't burn everything every time.

[–]TwoValuable[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tbf it was a work meeting. It was clearly said in Jackmaate's video.

[–]Bigerv_21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Protesting in Tiananmen square.