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Protests continue throughout Brazil.
While it might look like a scary and dramatic war scene, it really isn't.
Truck drivers are simply protesting a tax increase on diesel fuel, levied by a government that is corrupt as shit.
I got to the front of the line by weaving, splitting lanes, and even off-roading down the median. Once at the front of the lines, friendly protesters waved me right through every time! No questions asked.
The goal of these protests are to temporarily disrupt commerce by halting trade...NOT disrupt the everyday schmuck like me.
In countries without strong Unions, this is often the only effective way to get your government's attention.
And you know what? While I'm not endorsing burning of tires,
I support these guys rebelling against a government that has no ability to use tax money ethically.
See, where I live in Seattle, dirty hippies just indiscriminately block the whole damn highway, throwing rocks at police cars, and not even letting ambulances or fire trucks by: resulting in the death of innocent people. But I digress... - 9 months ago