I know stuff can be really f’ed up and people should absolutely protest and let themselves be heard.
What good does completely blocking roads and shutting down traffic do?
People have lives and need to get places.
I know they are non-violent protests but blocking entire roads is like passive aggressive looting. They’re not stealing people’s stuff but they’re stealing people’s time. Innocent people who had NOTHING to do with what they’re protesting.
Don’t fuck with people’s time.
As it is, the act of travelling fucks with people’s time. The time in the car, train, etc. We want to BE in other places all of the time, it’s the GETTING there that’s really a waste of time. Unless I’m in a cruise ship. Those fucking rock.
People’s lives involve getting to certain places at certain times. And on a road there are infinite reasons for driving. They could even be life or death circumstances.
I’m not saying the protesters cause isn’t just. I’m saying to do it where it makes a difference, not where they’re annoying thousands of people by postponing their lives.