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#1 Old 05-31-2016, 09:09 PM
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Patrons of a vegan cafe in Tbilisi, Georgia, were pelted with meat by attackers

The link points to an article in the N.Y. Times describing how patrons of a vegan cafe in Tbilisi, Georgia, were pelted with grilled meat, sausages, and fish by more than a dozen men. The men refused to leave and then further disrupted the activities in the cafe by beginning to smoke. The police were called but the attackers fled before they arrived and there were no arrests.

The article states that there were probably political undertones to this attack, as vegan cafes are associated with pro-Western liberalism and there is a tremendous amount of tension between pro- and anti-Western supporters in Georgia at the moment.
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#2 Old 05-31-2016, 09:27 PM
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All those men managed to accomplish was attract media attention, which further popularized veganism.

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I saw this on Facebook - the cafe has put out a statement on its FB account. They said the group involved are neo-nazis.

Personally I'm more shocked that Tibilisi has a vegan cafe than the fact some idiots ate fish and threw sausages around in there!
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How awful! I feel for the patrons but am glad at least that the attackers at least did not use raw meat - that would have been far more traumatic IMO.

Ignorant people doing ignorant things do not seem to realize they just make themselves look stupid rather than helping their "cause"
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Whenever anyone accuses us of being preachy I'm going to show them this article.
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#6 Old 06-01-2016, 04:49 PM
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Who wants to go to Tblisi, Georgia, hunt these gamey goits down, and shove zucchinis in their faces?

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