Extinction Rebellion protesters - what to do?

Have the revenues in Venice and Dubrovnik dropped off to the point where the locals fully appreciate they are calling for a halt to tourist revenue ?
Unlikely to be shop owners and cafe owners who are protesting, they're too busy hoovering it up. It'll be the usual great unwashed.
 
Bring thus up to the tree huggers and they'll claim that it fine because they employ people to collect it all up and recycle it.

Knowing people involved in this aspect of the festival industry and they'll tell you what a a pile of horseapples that argument is. The amount of tents soiled with bodily wastes, vomit and blood is jaw dropping, and the vast majority of the camping equipment goes to landfill or is incinerated as it's a health hazard.

You wouldn't believe the state of the inside of some of them.

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Mate of mine (whom I fly with from time to time) and her hubby went with bunch of other volunteers , post Reading to clean up the leftovers crap. Suffice to say its exactly as you said, they were shocked at how muchfull of shit, spunk, blood and piss among the belongings.
(Remember satirical 20 minute Australian play on Channel 4 in early 90s called Blood, Sweat, Shit and Sperm about a weird office bloke and his female boss).

Whats stopping the attendees from packing up and taking it with them? Is it too-hung-over-or-too-stoned. Or even using the portaloos FFs instead of having golden/brown showers lefr right and center lol. The thought of two hippy fit lasses rolling around in their own excrement lol or being pissed on by one another or total stranger is aaaaaaaarghhhhhh.

Cheers
 
Mate of mine (whom I fly with from time to time) and her hubby went with bunch of other volunteers , post Reading to clean up the leftovers crap. Suffice to say its exactly as you said, they were shocked at how muchfull of shit, spunk, blood and piss among the belongings.
(Remember satirical 20 minute Australian play on Channel 4 in early 90s called Blood, Sweat, Shit and Sperm about a weird office bloke and his female boss).

Whats stopping the attendees from packing up and taking it with them? Is it too-hung-over-or-too-stoned. Or even using the portaloos FFs instead of having golden/brown showers lefr right and center lol. The thought of two hippy fit lasses rolling around in their own excrement lol or being pissed on by one another or total stranger is aaaaaaaarghhhhhh.

Cheers
Each fouled tent is a reflection of our decadent society
 
Each fouled tent is a reflection of our decadent society
Yes. What happened to the old mantra of take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints? If you can hoof stuff in you can certainly hoof it out again.
 

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Agreed, thats why I was clarifying the post.
It's much wider than that. It's the residence of the area who can't move due to the number of tourists, it's people buying up properties and putting them on that B&B site whose name escapes me. Within the Med there are a number of cities that are looking at this problem very closely. Venice and Dubrovnik are not the only ones. Dubrovnik has a website that shows what ships are in port and the expected number of people comming ashore. Some of those on cruise ships will get off AM walk round go back for lunch and back ashore PM and not spend any money in the local cafes or shops.

It's the Guardian but does give you a flavour of the problem.

Cruise ship are a problem as they turn up in the morning, disgorge lots of people and go early evening to invade another port. Hotels on the other hand keep you for a number of days and you travel around and go out at night to the eateries (I was very disharted when in Livorno Italy make a Bline for the MacDs).


On the 7th Sept there are 6.6k getting off ship and only staying for the morning.
 
Do you have any pictures of the 100 odd crowd from a distance ? It was amusing to say the least when the now infamous picture of the US democrat, AOC crying at a migrant reception centre, turned out to be an empty car park.
Greta arrives to save ‘Murica

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Not so huge crowd awaits

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Before her current minders got hold of her.Greta had another chaperone.
Meet Jennifer Morgan.
Jennifer is executive director of Greenpeace International.

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Before her current minders got hold of her.Greta had another chaperone.
Meet Jennifer Morgan.
Jennifer is executive director of Greenpeace International.

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She looks like the International Director of Gums International.

Sweet Jesus, it looks like they're growing over her teeth!
 
Gretas handler is busy upsetting her fellow Germans
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Merkel worse than Trump! Hamburg climate activist surprised with a violent announcement

Luisa Neubauer is probably the most prominent face of the German "Fridays for Future" movement and the Hamburg counterpart to Greta Thunberg. At an event of the weekly newspaper "Die Zeit" the Hamburg girl caused a stir: Angela Merkel was worse than Donald Trump!

I beg your pardon? Can the climate activist actually make friends with the politics of the idiosyncratic as well as controversial US president rather than Angela Merkel's? After all, that was long considered "climate chancellor".

"People who pretend they're doing something" are the worst for Luisa Neubauer, she said at the "Zeit Wirtschaftsforum" in Hamburg. For her Merkel is therefore worse than Trump. For Germany, it would be "fateful" if nothing changes in the attitude of German politics.

Merkel has "unbelievable possibilities"

If Germany fails to change its climate policy, it is "utopian" that something is moving around the world. On September 20, in Berlin, the Climate Cabinet of the Federal Government, which wants to adopt a comprehensive package of measures on climate change - Angela Merkel have "unbelievable opportunities," Neubauer said. "Fridays for Future" is calling for broad, nationwide protests for this day - also in Hamburg.

Luisa Neubauer corrects criticism of Merkel

The sharp statements to Angela Merkel, meanwhile, did not arrive well everywhere. In the social networks Luisa Neubauer had to listen to a lot of criticism: She should first turn on her brain, it said, among other things, some users even wanted to have discovered Neubauer's "true, undemocratic" face.

Which in turn adjusted their statements now. She did not want to rate Trump and Merkel "in a global comparison", Neubauer wrote on Twitter. Of course she was "grateful for a Chancellor like Merkel". As a chancellor, however, she was crucial for German climate policy. (FBO) https://www.mopo.de/.../merkel-schlimmer-als-trump...
 

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