About 2000 people rocked Tel Aviv's HaBima Square for more than 3 hours last night to protest against Corona Tyranny - Medical Coercion on Vaccines and Masks, Lockdowns etc.
There was a great atmosphere and it was completely peaceful.
There were lots of home made banners and signs, some professional material like that of the Rappeh Party (@rappeh) and even a table where you could get a "Fairy Passport" (instead of a Green one).
Some wore masks, most didn't and the police (who were present in numbers of about 20-30) didn't interfere or fine anyone.
At one point the police made an announcement about masks which was ignored and then when 3 police walked through the crowd a protestor followed them calling out on a megaphone "Watch out for the Breathing Police" and generally humorously heckling them.
His freedom of speech was respected and the Police moved out of the crowd peacefully.
I was there handing out flyers for the Rappeh Party (@rappeh) with my wife and half a dozen other Rappeh party activists.
The flyers had a QR code link the the Rappeh Party's Hive blog.
I had printed 1000 flyers expecting to have many left over.
Instead all 1000 were gone in 75 minutes.
I estimate that there were about 2000 people at the protest based on the number of flyers handed out and the fact that we didn't get to the whole crowd and many people said they already supported Rappeh and didn't need a flyer.
I was interviewed for about 5 minutes by some news outlet and got a round of applause from surrounding protestors for my speech (in English).
Rappeh Party on Hive
The Rappeh Party is using Hive as a censorship resistant platform as a central repository for its party material including marketing material. I am encouraging Rappeh activists to join Hive.
I was able to create the @rappeh account and start populating it with material in less than an hour while the official party website is taking weeks (as websites often do). This is a perfect example of what Hive can offer to rapidly forming movements that challenge political orthodoxy and are thus subject to censorship on Big Tech platforms:
- rapid deployment with attractive interface
- stronger censorship resistance and resilience from attacks
- rewards for users
- potential to create a community front end.
I will be printing over one hundred thousand Rappeh flyers with the Hive logo and QR code link to the @rappeh Hive blog.
Please follow @rappeh to show some decent number of followers to encourage others to join Hive and follow Rappeh.
Please vote for my Hive witness. (KeyChain or HiveSigner)