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Men with sausages attack vegan restaurant, throw meat into veggie dishes

Men with sausages attack vegan restaurant
Rowdies throw meat into veggie dishes at Tbilisi counterculture spo

Thugs wearing sausage necklaces and brandishing kebabs stormed a vegan cafe in the historic old city of Tblisi and threw grilled meat into diners' vegetarian dinners.

The men — reportedly more than a dozen far-right extremists — began brawling with the patrons and staff of the Kiwi Cafe, according to Radio Liberty's account of Sunday's incident in the Georgian capital. The melee spilled onto the street where neighbors joined the fray, some on the side of the vegans and others reinforcing the carnivores.

In a Facebook page statement, the Kiwi Cafe described the attackers as "neo-Nazis" and said "they pulled out some grilled meat, sausages, and fish and started eating them and throwing them at us, and finally they started to smoke.... They were just trying to provoke our friends and disrespect us."

Police finally arrived, but no arrests were made. The meat men had already fled.

http://www.sfgate.com/weird/article/Men-with-sausages-attack-vegan-restaurant-7955476.php
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:05 AM (91 replies)

The Extra-Wide, Pink Parking Spots for Women in China: "It's a humane measure"

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At a highway service area in the sprawling Chinese city of Hangzhou—around 100 miles southwest of Shanghai—you'll find some interesting looking parking spots.

Outfitted in pink paint and the universal, skirted "female" symbol, the parking spots are also around 1.5 times wider than the others, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Why? Let's just say that if you thought it was about common courtesy—an act of chivalry, perhaps, to give women more space—you'd be wrong.

“The bigger parking spaces are for women drivers whose driving skills are not superb,” Pan Tietong, a service area manager, told the state-controlled Qianjiang Evening News.



Oh. Maybe he just means some women?

Nah. From the LAT:

He said he had encountered female drivers who were unskilled at backing up into spots, and sometimes asked security guards to help them park.

The spots “are especially designed for women drivers,” he said. “It’s a humane measure.”

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-extrawide-pink-parking-spots-for-women-in-china
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue May 31, 2016, 11:52 PM (6 replies)
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