The video shows the burly, heavily tattooed man approaching the protesters as they block the entrance of the restaurant. In a heavy accent, the unidentified man appears to demand that the group of at least a dozen people let him pass.
When they refuse, the man barrels into them, and within a few seconds, manages to break through the picket line. Then, enraged at their futile resistance, he turns around and bellows insults at them.
“Smash on all of you fascists!” he seems to yell, though it’s hard to make out. “F—ing hippie you are, man!”
According to Metro, the clash took place outside a burger chain in Denmark, and the activists are members of Extinction Rebellion, an environmentalist group that is holding events in hundreds of cities around the world.
The clip was uploaded Thursday to the video website Vidmax, where the protesters are described as climate activists.
Twitter user @neiljetel later shared the footage, saying: “climate change protest wimps ! try to stop a real man from getting his beefburger.”
Other conservative commentators picked up the video, which has been viewed more than 600,000 times on the platform.
A representative of Vidmax could not provide information about the source of the video, and @neiljetel did not immediately respond to Pluralist’s inquiry.
Twitter likes a man who smashes climate activists to get a burger
A number of Twitter commenters admonished the hungry man for being too aggressive, especially given that there were women among the protesters.
However, many cheered him for standing up for meat-eaters. Some hailed him as an “alpha” and a “hero.” Others derided the protesters as “soy boys” with ponytails.
Everyone immediately shut up when he raised his voice.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 5, 2019
Environmentalism, of course, isn’t the only cause of censorious animal-rights activism. Vegans have a long record of such annoying public demonstrations. Recent examples include a disastrously botched rabbit rescue in Spain and a gruesome “dog barbecue” in Australia.
But Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg has lately made headlines for leading an international youth movement against global warming and delivering jeremiads against adults for allegedly stealing her future with their inaction.
In response, conservatives have been pushing back on climate hysteria.
Last week, a right-wing political operative posed as a deranged activist at a town hall held by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The woman stood up and insisted that the climate crisis was so severe that eating dead people would not suffice.
“We only have a few months left,” she declared. “So I think your next campaign slogan has to be this: ‘We got to start eating babies!’ We don’t have enough time! There is too much CO2.”
Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive New York Democrat behind the Green New Deal, responded mildly, saying: “We need to treat the climate crisis with the urgency it does present.”
She was less understanding in a subsequent Twitter beef over the incident with President Donald Trump.