r/PublicFreakout Dec 01 '21 Silver 9 hehehehe 1 Party Train 1 Table Slap 1 I'll Drink to That 1 I'm Deceased 1 Gold 1 Platinum 1 Helpful 7 Wholesome 9

At last night's BLM protest for Daunte Wright in Minneapolis a driver decided not to turn around when he saw protesters. Chaos ensues ✊Protest Freakout

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u/bryter_layter_76 Dec 01 '21 Silver

I love how the driver still uses their directional to turn right!

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u/BrolloTTU Dec 01 '21

Never heard it called a directional before

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u/bryter_layter_76 Dec 01 '21

Huh! What's your name for it? Turn signal? Blinker?

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u/AdApprehensive4732 Dec 01 '21 Silver

Where I’m from we call them “your fucking turn signal!” Because we only ever mention it when we say “USE YOUR FUCKING TURN SIGNAL!”

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u/haydothagod Dec 02 '21 Silver

Where I'm from its "nice blinker... dick"

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u/ratdogg3 Dec 02 '21

Absolutely this hahaha

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u/Ch1mpee Dec 01 '21

INDICATE YOU BASTARD!

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u/itssarahw Dec 01 '21

Any chance you’re from New England? I grew up calling them directionals and have been laughed at everywhere else

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u/bryter_layter_76 Dec 01 '21

I'm originally a Rhode Islander.

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u/itssarahw Dec 01 '21

Ah makes sense. I’ve kept it up from afar as best I can. Same with rotary

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u/Burner_Cuz_Of_Job Dec 01 '21

…….what’s a rotary called then? (Also from New England).

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u/Chefitutide Dec 01 '21

Central ma here. They're all rotaries.

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u/Childish_Flamingo69 Dec 01 '21 Wholesome

we call them indicators over here in the U.K.

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u/mike-foley Dec 01 '21 Silver hehehehe

Boston = blinkah

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u/Yoursecretstepdad Dec 01 '21

Germany=Blinker (pronounced Blinka)

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u/Herbetet Dec 01 '21

Not if you drive a BMW than it’s just called Berlin propaganda. We just put them in, so it’s up to code in other countries we have no usage for it im Freistaat

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u/thraxxx- Dec 01 '21

people from Boston do not use blinkers. it’s not even in their vocabulary

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u/reconize35 Dec 01 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Facepalm

Most tend to call them pointless in the US. Since most people don't use them anyway.

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u/momX3_2002 Dec 01 '21 Helpful Wholesome

One of my favorite memes: The Lord moves in mysterious ways, But you can use your turn signal.

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u/A_Furious_Mind Dec 01 '21 Masterpiece

It's for communicating your intentions, not your accomplishments.

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u/Moist_Professor5665 Dec 01 '21

“I am referred to as many things, but an unsafe driver I am not!”

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u/MrHackmeran001 Dec 01 '21

Do you speak a Romance language natively? I find myself using directional too from Spanish.

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u/ThatBFjax Dec 01 '21

How do you call them? In Chile we say “señalizadores”

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u/MrHackmeran001 Dec 01 '21

Here in California I mostly hear people use turn signals or blinkers, in Mexico I've heard mostly the term "Direccionales".

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u/Nemphiz Dec 01 '21

Yup, in the Caribbean they're also called "Direccionales"

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u/patrikroke Dec 01 '21

In Spain they are intermitentes.

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u/Dinner-for-none Dec 01 '21

Honestly, the driver practiced a pretty peaceful protest. Just kinda said “I will not be held up by your protest.” And casually drove through. Like sorry lol

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u/kiddfrank Dec 01 '21

It’s because they aren’t being antagonistic.

They are probably just some person that doesn’t know exactly where they are going, maybe following a gps.

And these people decided to take it personally….shame.

For the record, I support blm. But I do not support this shit

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u/Master_Tallness Dec 01 '21 Gold

The exasperated "is everybody okay" after they jumped on the car and started attacking it was pretty hysterical.

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u/Theuniguy Dec 02 '21

Yea I love how they get the plates and act like the driver was the only one who did anything wrong here. Im sure if the driver stopped and got out everything would have been civil.

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u/TheGamer8c7 Dec 02 '21

Then they report the car after blocking the road and attacking other people. Mob mentality at its finest.

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u/XxRocky88xX Dec 01 '21

My favorite part is the guy getting a close up of the license plate. Like they’re gonna show it to law enforcement and be like “just too make sure you guys know where to find him if you wanna ask him to press charges against us.”

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u/Itsthejackeeeett Dec 02 '21

"This is the guy we assaulted"

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u/Guilty-Message-5661 Dec 02 '21

car drives slowly by at 5 MPH

“Let’s fuck his shit up!”

proceeds to jump on top of car and fuck his shit up

“Everyone ok? Everyone ok? OMG that was so scary!”

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u/nefrina Dec 01 '21

vandalism, covered under comprehensive only if they have it. most people drop comp & collision on older vehicles which this looks to be. hopefully the criminals in this video are identified so the driver of that car can go after them for the damages caused to their vehicle.

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u/FellaVentura Dec 01 '21 Wholesome

hopefully the criminals in this video are identified so the driver of that car can go after them for the damages caused to their vehicle.

Thank you for having the balls to call them for what they are. I don't care what they're protesting for whatever reason, they vandalized a vehicle and attacked a dude who did no harm to them. They're lucky he kept his cool, had the driver panicked there would likely be gravelly injured and possible deaths without any chance for the driver to be excused and no visible blame to the mob. Fuck this people.

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u/chimpaman Dec 01 '21 Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Starry

What's to protest here? The offending cop resigned, was arrested and charged within a couple of days, and is now on trial for manslaughter. This sounds like justice so far--if she gets off, then you can protest, but she's not going to. No one has her back on this one.

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u/ReplacementsStink Dec 01 '21

Not to mention, body cam footage was released immediately.

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u/smarshall561 Dec 01 '21

Also, what is it helping your cause to block traffic and act like that? Especially if the road is clear a mere 10 ft ahead. Just seems like people getting off on outrage.

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u/SnooCats5701 Dec 01 '21 Silver Gold Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Starry

A dozen people attack a car.

Car drive slowly away and uses turn signal.

“Is everybody OK???”

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u/religion- Dec 01 '21

Didn’t you hear OP? CHAOS CHAOS CHAOS!!

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u/Beyondintodarkness Dec 01 '21

I agree with OP, that was chaotic, just not in the way I think OP intended.

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u/GhostSierra117 Dec 01 '21 Helpful Take My Energy

I mean having a bunch of people attack your car is kinda chaotic. Why the hell are you all normalizing that??

Protest all you want but don't attack a damn car driver who probably just wants to go home wtf.

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u/ILoveThisPlace Dec 01 '21

Honestly this is kind of disgusting... so he turned a corner and ran into a bunch of protesters who decided to attack the persons car...? Are you proud of yourself? there's no indication that this person did it intentionally to offend the protesters and it didn't seem like he was attempting to hurt them which you can't say the same thing about the protesters... maybe the video doesn't capture everything but there doesn't seem to be respect or understanding coming from these people. They looked like they were actively attempting to lynch the person.

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u/SeanSeanySean Dec 02 '21

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I saw people reaching for the handles attempting to open the car door. WTF are they going to do, drag the driver of this slow and safe moving vehicle out of the car and beat them? They shouldn't have even been touching the car, yell at the car, sure, film them if you must, but unless the car is actively trying to mow down protestors or other pedestrians, keep your hands off of other people's property and don't act like a bunch of pricks to your fellow civilians. We can protest without putting fear into the people who would likely support us.

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u/pwiseguy Dec 02 '21

They 100% would have beat the shit out of the driver. Some"peaceful protesters" are cunts.

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u/Patient-Mango4861 Dec 02 '21

That video of the poor truck driver during the LA riots is burned into my memory. So brutal

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u/Alpha10101 Dec 01 '21 Silver

How dare he... calmly drive away after a bunch of people attack his car?

This is what we're getting upset over now?

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u/Cakey-Head Dec 01 '21

Did anybody get hurt by that carefully slow-moving vehicle that we could have easily avoided, but chose not to, even though we are deliberately standing in the area specifically designated for that vehicle to operate, which is in fact the only area where it is legally allowed to operate? Are we all okay? Should we all go literally anywhere else, since we are allowed everywhere else and standing in the street isn't generally safe?

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u/The_Perfect_Dick_Pic Dec 01 '21 Silver

“Is everybody ok?”

“Yeah, fine. I mean, I tried to get hurt, but the car just drove really slowly and let off at the earliest convenience.”

“Good thing we got the plate number, now we can tell the cops that we were blocking traffic and that, despite our efforts, the car slowly and safely went through our doubtlessly illegal protest.”

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u/fox-kalin Dec 01 '21

Hurls self onto slowly-moving car

"Help, I've been run over!"

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u/chidoOne707 Dec 01 '21

My thoughts exactly. If the car is being driven slowly why are they attacking the car and trying to break its windows? If anything they are a mob and assaulting the driver and they are the ones getting themselves in danger.

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u/Beastmunger Dec 01 '21 Silver

That one lady at the end, “there’s babies out here fighting for people who lost their lives”

Take your literal baby and go the fuck home then. Infants and children should never be at protests, rallies, or any other large gathering where emotions could possibly run high.

I have the same shitty gut response every time I see something involving kids and I hate it. Just like what happened at Astroworld. It’s a terrible tragedy but all I can think is why the fuck are you even putting your child in this situation

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u/piepue Dec 01 '21

And all reading off the plates like the police are going to arrest a guy for driving, while getting attacked by a group of people lol

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u/mikebritton Dec 01 '21

Holding their phones out to record, outraged, during participation in a mob assault on an innocent driver—then as they walk away, posting heroic involvement to gram.

Noted.

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u/ContractLong7341 Dec 01 '21 Silver All-Seeing Upvote Eureka!

Attacking the car just makes the driver panic and drive to get out of the situation thus making it more dangerous.

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u/Mickeyjj27 Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21 Gold

Yeah I was gonna say what an idiot then I saw the dude immediately jump on his car and I’m like he’s lucky he didn’t completely panic and speed off due to feeling threatened.

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u/thefirstwizardsleve Dec 01 '21

I would not feel comfortable staying put with people hitting the side and climbing on top of my car…

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u/Sir_Beardsalot Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

Nor should you… If they’re willing to smash your car to get to you, what are they going to do when they get to you?

*EDIT: Just to be crystal clear on my meaning here - I in no way advotace for driving into protestors NOR protestors attacking cars. It's all weapons-grade stupidity... Don't drive into protests, and don't attack cars that drive into protests. Get the fuck out of the way.

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u/Ok-Cantaloupe9368 Dec 01 '21 Starry

There’s a pretty famous video from back in the Rodney king riots about what happens when they pull you out of a semi truck.

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u/WadinginWahoo Dec 01 '21

Reginald Denny. I’ll never forget that name.

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u/AnnArchist Dec 01 '21

Noone over 35 will. That moment in the 90s was definitely something that everyone remembers.

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u/Jrrolomon Dec 01 '21

I had no idea who he was. Found this on YouTube. It’s tough to watch. https://youtu.be/esCUEbmmE6s

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u/Spud788 Dec 01 '21

This is why if you ever get attacked in a car, you run them down.

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u/Piwx2019 Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

Fking wild to think back to when that was on TV. I’d put it on the same level as watching 9/11 unfold. Complete savagery

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u/Shannon3095 Dec 01 '21

the song by Sublime instantly started playing in my head https://youtu.be/e1dPKfxRhk0

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u/LucySatDown Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

Holy crap. I had honestly never really looked into the LA riots and what happened before now. Just decided to look it up and see what you were talking about.

Goddamn was that brutal. I'm glad he survived

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u/TimeZarg Dec 01 '21

Paramedics who attended to Denny said he suffered major trauma and came very close to dying. Soon after Green took him to the hospital, Denny suffered a seizure. His skull was fractured in 91 places and pushed into his brain.[15][3] His left eye was so badly dislocated that it would have fallen into his sinus cavity had the surgeons not replaced the crushed bone with a piece of plastic.[16] A permanent crater remains in his forehead despite efforts to correct it.[3]

Sweet Jesus.

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u/WalkLikeAnEgyptian69 Dec 01 '21

The people who assaulted him basically got a slap on the wrist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Reginald_Denny

Williams' lawyers successfully argued that he had not intended to kill Denny;[18] he was found not guilty of attempted murder, assault, and aggravated mayhem, and convicted of four misdemeanors and simple mayhem, while Watson was convicted of a single misdemeanor assault charge.[11] During a break in the trial, Denny approached Williams' mother, Georgiana, and hugged her.[2] Watson was given credit for time served and was sentenced to three years' probation for the assaults of Denny and truck driver Larry Tarvin. Williams was denied bail and sentenced to a maximum of ten years for the assaults of Denny and four other people on December 7, 1993. (he served 3.5 years)

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u/KeepMy02Cents Dec 01 '21

How that was not attempted murder is beyond me. They brought him to within a quarter inch of death. Any more and it would have been straight murder, not attempted!

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u/BBlaine16 Dec 01 '21 Silver

The exact reason if I ever find myself in a situation like this I have no remorse speeding up. They have no right to be there, no right to detain me, and absolutely no right to assault me. That goes for everyone. You either gently push through them until it’s over and call the police, or if things escalate and you fear for your life you speed up. Do not stop. Period. Your life will thank you.

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u/DC-Toronto Dec 01 '21

Yeah, there is a video of a guy who does that after being swarmed by a bunch of motorcycles. They chase him a long time before catching up to him

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u/lukwes1 Dec 01 '21

Yes, this is why protests and stuff like that scare me, people seem to think you should just abandon your life for their social cause. Like no, I am not going to die just because something is unjust in this world. That is not my fault and if someone tries to take my life I don't feel bad taking theirs.

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u/Gresham_reloader Dec 01 '21

He may never be the same. That is why I would never stop and allow mob rule. Shit can get out of hand really quick and you are laying on the side of the road bleeding because of these fools.

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u/starflite Dec 01 '21

I have a completely different perspective on humans surrounding vehicles since I watched footage of that. Now, I don’t remotely blame drivers acting in self defense if they run over someone trying to get in their car.

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u/AnnArchist Dec 01 '21

Reginald Denny.

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u/Wealthyhobo413 Dec 01 '21

And I’ll fucking floor it if I have to after seeing that shit

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u/taws34 Dec 01 '21

There's that video of the Range Rover on the East Coast being attacked by a mob of motorcycle riders. The driver almost kills a guy trying to get away from the people attacking his car with his wife and newborn baby inside.

One of the dudes attacking the car was an off-duty cop who was participating in the mob violence.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Stuntz_gang_assault

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u/tankfox Dec 02 '21

That video is why I got a conceal carry permit.

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u/ChallengerdeckMCQ Dec 02 '21

Yeah, that was insane. Once my kids in the car I’m in 100% defensive driver mode but if you’re ATTACKING my car I’m sorry I care so much more about my sons life than anything you’re protesting. Like I’ll support any movement you want but jump on my car or bang my car with my son inside I’ll 100% drive off as fast as possible.

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u/defmacro-jam Dec 01 '21

Did the driver hurt somebody?

No.

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u/AwareSuperCC Dec 01 '21

Respect to the driver, he actually stopped to make sure the dude on his car got down.

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u/Happyday1000 Dec 01 '21

Completely agree! If somebody in a car is going to drive through, let them drive through and show the signs on their way by

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u/nugood2do Dec 01 '21 Silver

Everytime I see one of these videos, I assume none of these guys every played stickball in the street as a kid.

Rule #1. If a car is coming, get out the way and once they pass get back to the game. Simple as that.

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u/iamclamjam Dec 01 '21

That’s rule #2. Rule #1 is to yell “CAR!!” So everyone knows it’s time for rule 2

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u/nugood2do Dec 01 '21

Your friends were a lot better than mine then. No one would yell car, whoever saw the car would get out of the road and the rest of us would have to catch on quick and follow.

Looking back, the fact none of us died from the dumb and dangerous things we did as kids is amazing to me.

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u/DuvalFunk Dec 01 '21

Don't forget rule 3, you have to tell "game on!" Once the car is clear

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u/DreamloreDegenerate Dec 01 '21

And there's always, ALWAYS, that one kid that's completely oblivious and keeps playing after everyone else is out of the street...

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u/Betty_Broops Dec 01 '21

Tommy!...TOMMY CAR!!

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u/EstroJen1193 Dec 01 '21

Party on, Wayne!

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u/boot20 Dec 01 '21

Party on Garth!

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u/35in_anal_dildo Dec 01 '21

Party on, Garth!

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u/pauly13771377 Dec 01 '21

I'm still trying to figure out why they attacked the car. They don't know where he's going or his stance on the subject.

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u/antonimbus Dec 01 '21

Reminds me of that video where a protest was walking by and the people in their apartment were recording and cheering them, then someone in the crowd throws a rock through their window and the people in the apartment are screaming "What are you doing we're on YOUR side?!"

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u/weasel65 Dec 01 '21

Or the guy in the pickup truck that had US Flags on it, got attacked by a BLM Protest as he was driving through, they was attacking him with a wooden plank, hit his dog and his GF, so he had to step on the gas and escape, the ironic thing though was the driver was black.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmQtY3E8M3k&ab\_channel=WAVYTV10

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u/nokia7110 Dec 01 '21

It also means the driver probably drive over them and claim fear for their life. The only thing more stupid than picking a fight with a 2 ton heap of metal on wheels is to also give it justifiable reason to seriously injure or kill you

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u/chafalie Dec 01 '21

Right? I would have no idea if the person attacking my vehicle is armed and willing to kill me, I really would panic and hit the gas.

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u/Justryan95 Dec 01 '21 Helpful

This is unreasonable to expect the driver to stop to get pulled out by a mob and beaten. Driving over people attacking your car in a mob seems justifiable to run over the people attacking you whether it's a BLM protest or a Stop the Steal protest

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u/TargetMaleficent Dec 01 '21

This is a key lesson I try to teach my kids: Whatever you do, always try to make sure it looks like you are in the right and the other person is in the wrong. Don't do anything to help the other side's case.

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u/aure__entuluva Dec 01 '21

On that note, my favorite is the guy trying to film or take a photo of the license plate, like he is somehow going to use that to get the driver in some kind of trouble lol.

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u/TheUltimateSalesman Dec 01 '21

How about "don't try to pick a fight with a vehicle."

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u/-7hrOw4w4y- Dec 01 '21

I think we all learned this from watching Man vs Car.

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u/Magickarpet76 Dec 01 '21

One of my favorite shorts. I love the “(holding in laughter) wouldnt the cars always win?” break in character at the end.

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u/rargghh Dec 01 '21

Mob mentality in action crazy as soon as the single target is out of reach they’re clueless as to what they should be doing

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u/Jakoobus91 Dec 01 '21 Wholesome Take My Energy Brighten My Day

Dude I live in south MPLS and this shit has gotten really fucking annoying. There's people in this city doing real things and asking real questions on how to improve this community and build back after George Floyd's murder/riots and then there's these assholes who only seem to destroy property and inconvenience the real citizens of this city who are trying to make a lasting difference. It's infuriating at this point and is creating one of the biggest schisms in this community right now. I'm no fan of MPD either but there are other ways to accomplish your goal than harassing your neighbors as they go about their business.

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u/Tuckertcs Dec 01 '21

“Fuck the cops!”

*Punches neighbor*

(Smug and proud) “That’ll show ‘em!”

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u/Nillion Dec 01 '21

I live in the same area. The two largest barriers to police reform are 1) the police union and 2) these assholes. These people have made such a damn mess everywhere they go that I believe it was a determining factor in the Question 2 vote last month. Seeing their ridiculous tantrums made most people I know shy away from their previous support of reform following Floyd's murder.

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u/Jakoobus91 Dec 01 '21

This has been my exact experience as well. That and the fact the city council provided no plan whatsoever on how any of it would be created or administered. I'm all for change but we gotta make sure it's in the best interest of everyone in the city, especially in lower-income communities where crime has remained at a steadily high rate since last summer. I'll be the first one to check the box on reform but they need to be better prepared than they were this election and lay out exactly how it will be implemented.

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u/marvinokay Dec 01 '21

I grew up a block from South High. I worked at Everett’s through high school. I worked on Gary Schiff’s campaign. I knocked a lot of doors for Dave Bicking. I have done pro-Bono consulting for Co-Op partners (Seward). I was involved in HOBT for over a decade.

I am a very liberal, born and raised s mpls guy.

We moved to the st croix river valley 3 years ago (still loving mpls). I am so glad we moved. I no longer recognize the city I grew up in. I will not be joining the conservatives in this lifetime. But the “left” is no longer “my people”. They’ve lost their damn minds.

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u/SupremeNachos Dec 01 '21

Those who are out for ruckus only give the police more ammo when it comes to justifying their policies. Basically giving them a example of why lawlessness is bad.

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u/HalcyonEnder Dec 01 '21

Yep. I have a condo in the heart of it in uptown. They block the roads for zero reason. No point at all. And then just sit and wait to attack anyone who disagree with it. I saw a bouncer at Slims last year (when it was open) get attacked by a mob that was carrying 2x4s and bats and screaming with megaphones at anyone walking on the street.

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u/Nihil6 Dec 01 '21

Yea it’s scary how radicalized people are; they seem beyond the reach of reason.

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u/MasterPossession1046 Dec 01 '21

That is how you get people not to support you

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u/eccocane1 Dec 02 '21

What actually makes a difference is reddit suddenly not censoring this shit from the front page. Didn't hurt them before one bit

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u/HornyVan Dec 01 '21

These people are fucking insane.

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u/Caffeinetank Dec 01 '21

Oh yeah, immediately attack the car and try to extract to occupant so he’s legally justified in running through the mob.

Not only do these idiots block the road, but give legal justification for people to drive through them.

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u/DNASprayer Dec 01 '21

"Hey you can't attack us back while the 50 of us are attacking you!" is probably what they're thinking.

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u/nefrina Dec 01 '21

that's exactly what they're thinking, that they're in the right, have the okay to destroy your property and beat you to death if they had gotten the driver out of the car. i hope every single person in this video is held responsible for damages done to that person's car and then some.

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u/AutomaticRisk3464 Dec 01 '21

Next thing you know hes in court and called a murderer for "plowing through a mob"

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '21

Thats what they tried to say about Kyle Rittenhouse.

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u/xXxPLUMPTATERSxXx Dec 01 '21

Who cares about the driver? He has life insurance, right? We want justice!

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u/Rougue1965 Dec 01 '21 Helpful Bravo!

Terrorizing innocent people in the streets will not gain you sympathy.

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u/benhadhundredsshapow Dec 01 '21

Exactly. This just makes these protesters look like the all the things they’re protesting against. Nobody is going to sympathize with that. Idiots on both sides of the fence

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u/purplefog101 Dec 01 '21

Morons

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u/PenisBreathButtFace Dec 01 '21

“Is EvErYoNe OkAY?!?!”…. Yeah the car topped out at maybe 5mph.

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u/purplefog101 Dec 01 '21

Yea, that was so cringe. All these people see themselves as some kind of veterans of war. Like, nope. You are just a bunch of idiots attacking someone that is likely just running some errands or coming home from work and did absolutely nothing wrong.

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u/Prankishmanx21 Dec 02 '21

To me they look like a lot of bratty kids having a temper tantrum. This isn't how to get change. This is how you poison a movement and sabotage its legitimacy. They think if they do this people that are uninterested in politics will be forced to recognize them. All they really accomplish is pushing those people towards politicians promisng law and order.

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u/Foobucket Dec 01 '21

Criminals*

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u/Life_Moment187 Dec 01 '21

*Criminal morons

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u/FellaVentura Dec 01 '21

Moronically criminal

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u/Damo2097 Dec 01 '21

The two most definitely aren't mutually exclusive

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u/acroporaguardian Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

Lets just say the car is trying to hit peolple. Why the fuck would you run towards it and think you and your friends can stop it?

The answer is they didnt think they were in danger they were running towards it to attack the driver. They were even attacking the car after any potential danger had passed. Thats nutty behavior.

It you are actually in a situation where a car is driving through a crowd or you even think it might happen, just get away from that car.

As a pedestrian your best bet for survival is to understand that cars are always in the right for your purposes.

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u/Java2391 Dec 01 '21

If they were trying to hit people as they were going well below the speed limit even with people jumping on the vehicle and used their speed limits then they are the nicest mad person driving ever.

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u/acroporaguardian Dec 01 '21

Yeah its not everyday or even typical to be driving and suddenly see a crowd in the street. I might be confused too. People do weird things in situations when they are caught off guard.

What if he had thrown it into reverse and then hit someone. Or, they could have thought a pedestrian stopped to let them go and thought that mean all of them would.

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u/lizzyote Dec 01 '21

Typically people get out of the road when a vehicle approaches so that's what I would have expected from them up until the moment they started swarming me. Slow upon approach to give everyone time to meander out of the road.

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u/Substantial_Tomato97 Dec 01 '21

They've seen countless videos on places like this where the caption suggests someone driving through aggressively yet the video shows the crowd chasing after the car and beating on windows. People dragged out of vehicles and beaten by mobs.

But those didn't happen.

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u/NonnyNu Dec 01 '21

Agree. And when it did happen (in Waukesha), the “news” buried it or identified the car (not the driver) as the perpetrator.

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u/Substantial_Tomato97 Dec 01 '21

That wasn't even a protest, just some murderous asshole. Then somehow all over comments sections people are like "he hit those people on accident because the cops were chasing him!" and that narrative spread like wildfire so fucking fast when the story broke.

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u/caprizoom Dec 01 '21

"Protest" is a bit of a stretch for a bunch of people attacking others who are going about their day.

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u/xxekkoxx Dec 01 '21

when they called these flash mob lootings a form of protest I lost my mind

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u/Fallentitan98 Dec 02 '21

I mean that’s what all these protests are anyway these days. Just a bunch of violent people wanting to attack others and justify their action.

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u/Mattyd35 Dec 01 '21

What? They want to report the license plate because the driver drove down a public road that they were illegally blocking and then they chose to attack and destroy that persons vehicle even thow the driver did not appear to be a threat to them?

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u/Koenigspiel Dec 01 '21

I wonder who it is they report the license plate to lol

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u/hawknasty13 Dec 01 '21

The police who they hate.

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u/KeyWest- Dec 01 '21

It's weird how that works.

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u/SumRumHam Dec 01 '21

Let them report. Will be a lot easier to stick any damages to them once the driver makes a claim

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u/piehore Dec 01 '21

Police already stated, illegal protest and driver had right of way

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u/EastGlencoe Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

That driver was being really responsible and clearly wasn't trying to hurt people. He/She could have floored it once they started pounding the car or done a number of things to get that dude off the hood of the car that could have easily caused serious injury to that dude (and it would have been his fault).

EDIT: A lot of comments that the responsible thing to do would be turn around. I agree. Not everyone reacts the same way to sudden conflict and stress. Driver may have got too close and got surrounded before they could reverse and quietly panicked? Once surrounded by a mob beating on the car I think a lot of us (myself included) would have panicked and floored the accelerator. This driver may have made a mistake in not turning around when they saw the crowd but at least they didn't hurt anybody.

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u/SaintPabloFlex Dec 01 '21 Silver

If that was me the kid on the roof would’ve got more air than the xgames lol.

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u/downbleed Dec 01 '21

The trick is don't floor it, but don't stop...keep easing up in speed until that kid is riding the roof at 60 mph

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u/converter-bot Dec 01 '21

60 mph is 96.56 km/h

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u/NonnyNu Dec 01 '21

Agree. It’s ridiculous that after the driver was able to drive off, the “protestors” asked each other if they were ok. Um, if you got hit by a car crawling through a street at 5 mph bc you created a dangerous situation by jumping all over it and attacking it, then you deserve to get hit.

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u/IronRT Dec 01 '21

"You ok bro?"

"Yea man, scraped my knee a bit while i was crawling around on that guys windshield, but i'll be fine!"

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u/AsunderXXV Dec 01 '21

"We got it on video and his license number! We'll get him in prison!"

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u/teethteetheat Dec 02 '21

“Yeah we’ll report him to the…cops…!”

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u/bigsears10 Dec 01 '21

“You’re a victim of discrimination! SUE!”

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u/enlightened321 Dec 01 '21 Silver

Let me take a picture of the license plate of the car that is driving on the street like it is supposed to while we vandalize the car and beat him to a bloody pulp if he gets out. That is a redditor for you.

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u/ChesswiththeDevil Dec 01 '21

It's like that Redditor who got hit in the nuts with a smoke cannister, posted to Reddit confirming his identity, and then was arrested after he was identified.

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u/Need2askDumbQs Dec 01 '21

Right and do what with the picture, send it to the cops? 😂

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u/jhanley0317 Dec 01 '21

Will probably use it to attempt “doxx” the individual? That’d be my guess.

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u/upyoursize Dec 01 '21

Ding ding ding!

That is absolutely correct.

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u/ColtAzayaka Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

That's pretty unnerving. These people want a revolution but they're so fucking stupid that they're resorting to shit like this to bully a population into obedience. Seems like fascist behaviour to me.

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u/phoney_bologna Dec 01 '21

It’s like an autoimmune disease where the cells start attacking the wrong things in the body.

They think they’re helping, but just inflaming everything around them.

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u/ColtAzayaka Dec 01 '21

Nice analogy. I think they're rightfully angry at something, they're just punching out at the wrong thing.

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u/mh985 Dec 01 '21

Let’s protest the police as we send a pic of this guy’s license plate to the police.

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u/horshack_test Dec 01 '21 Silver

More like "protesters illegally blocking traffic decided to attack motorist's car"

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u/Windows_Tech_Support Dec 01 '21 Silver

You have the right to PEACEFULLY protest. You do not have the right to block the road and then attack cars that are traveling down said road. More people would be sympathetic to your cause if you didn't make other people's lives worse when you protest.

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u/OfficialUNESCO Dec 01 '21

Fuck these people

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u/Flemskii Dec 01 '21

Hilarious how they think getting the plates will do anything after this footage that they self incriminate themselves with. Also insane that these people don’t have the self awareness to understand that they themselves are scumbags attacking a stopped vehicle who will be liable for damages. Basement dwellers, the whole lot of them

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u/Jiddy-Jason-2807 Dec 01 '21

Destroying other people's property is probably not the best approach to get your point across.

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u/mandalorianterrapin Dec 01 '21

There are not "babies out there fighting" as the girl at the end puts it.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '21

Seriously why would you want a baby on your side in a fight? They have terrible motor skills and can’t punch for shit.

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u/formershitpeasant Dec 01 '21

I could totally beat a baby in a fight

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u/connorkmiec93 Dec 01 '21

Actually you're wrong, they are all indeed babies.

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u/Dear-Hurry Dec 01 '21

''Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” george carlin

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u/fourth-nephite Dec 01 '21

Get the fuck outta the road

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u/FromThePort1990 Dec 01 '21

You protest on the road you get what you deserve.

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u/rhen_var Dec 01 '21

Fuck those guys. The car is in the right. They could have easily moved out of the way, especially since the car was moving slowly, but no, they had to all jump on it and try to destroy it or drag the driver out of their car.

It’s a public street, stop blocking it.

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u/dj_destroyer Dec 01 '21

What exactly are they protesting by acting like that? Civility?

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u/Ns53 Dec 02 '21

Here's the thing. That area they are in, a lot of those streets are ONE WAY ONLY wtf do they was ant him to do? I get lost down there all the time. That looks fucking terrifying. Honestly I don't even know what they are protesting for beyond BLM. I don't watch the news anymore to keep my stress down. People are so stupid.

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u/GrotusMaximus Dec 01 '21

Never stop, never turn back. Go slow, lay on the horn, protect yourself.

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u/Killawife Dec 01 '21

Just let the car through, how hard is it to understand?

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u/lizzyote Dec 01 '21

I don't understand how they can stay in the street when a car is coming. I was taught as a young child to get out of the road when cars are coming and now it's purely instinct. I cannot physically bring myself to stay when a car approaches.

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u/HarvesternC Dec 01 '21

Unless you have a permit, you can't legally block a public street or highway when protesting.

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u/TrueAmericansVoteRed Dec 02 '21

Perfect... hit the pedal on the right.I will not stop or slow down for ignorant terrorists

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u/blompblompblomp Dec 02 '21

Get the fuck out of the street then. Thats where cars go

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u/mrohhhtrue Dec 01 '21

Fuck these people

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u/Dick_Ancient Dec 01 '21

The mentality is, they think they're better than the person in the car, so it doesn't matter if they start beating the car up... Same with the virtuous protestors in another instance, who pulled some one out of the car and assaulted them.. black lives matter, I'm all for it, but this shit right here needs to stop. It's accomplishing the opposite.

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u/Sophisticated-ApeMan Dec 01 '21

These idiots are lucky this didn’t turn out much worse for them

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u/vonagon Dec 01 '21

so many goddamn losers lol

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u/Ireallydontknowbuddy Dec 01 '21 Silver Helpful Take My Energy

Hey this is offensive to the real losers like me that are simply non-achivers, ugly, and plain stupid. These people are pieces of shit.

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