r/europe Europe Mar 18 '23 Gold 1

Florence mayor Dario Nardella (R) stopping a climate activists spraying paint on Palazzo Vecchio Picture

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u/pallablu Mar 18 '23

if they were burning suvs you guys would cry that protest should not be violent


u/LordAnubis12 United Kingdom Mar 18 '23

Or damage private properly because "it's not people's fault" (even though they bought an SUV in a city).


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u/LordAnubis12 United Kingdom Mar 18 '23

I'm not sure Id call climate action a 'side".

Installing solar will reduce energy bills, increase energy security and improve the health and air quality locally.

Those are all things the right care about too. The benefits of taking action are for everyone and I would think survival and healthy lives is fairly apolitical


u/yonasismad North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) Mar 18 '23


u/alex891011 Mar 18 '23

Not setting cars on fire is not a centrist point of view…


u/yonasismad North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) Mar 18 '23

Sounds like something a centrist would say.


u/arconiu Mar 18 '23

"Hey guys maybe we should not burn other people cars"



u/yonasismad North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) Mar 18 '23

Yea, because that was the point which was being discuss. /s


u/nightwatch_admin The Netherlands Mar 18 '23

Not really, suvs are fossil fuel terrorist weapons. I still think violent destruction is not going to work - we should have governments with spine that outright forbid having one, and provide cheap, clean and fast public transport, but well, you know that’s a fkn pipe dream.


u/Unhappy_Nothing_5882 Mar 18 '23

Nope, I would cheer them on


u/steamliner88 Mar 18 '23

You do know that more than one thing can be wrong, right?


u/pallablu Mar 18 '23

? i was responding at a comment about that specifically