What is a good way to (peacefully) protest a driving ticket?

Answer: With Twitter videos.

by / January 8, 2019

The monk community in Japan has been using the social media platform to support a member of their community who received a ticket for driving in his robes. The law enforcement official deemed the robes’ long sleeves and overall length a hazard to the driver’s ability to control the vehicle — clothing that may hinder safe driving is banned in Fukui, near Tokyo, where the incident took place.

When they got wind of what happened, monks around the country showed their displeasure by posting videos of themselves easily performing various tasks while wearing their traditional attire. Accompanied by a hashtag which translates to “I can do this in robes,” the videos include juggling, somersaulting, playing the drums, riding an exercise bike and more.

 

 

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