Hooting at the wrong time ... - Ian (Cape Town)
Drivers hooting in support of the antiwar coalition protest in Killarney, Johannesburg, on Friday were fined for disturbing the peace.

Protesters said they were "disgusted" by the actions of the Johannesburg metro police. Salim Vally said the police were "extremely provoking" and "were speeding all over the place. When drivers hooted, they chased after them. They almost knocked over a mother and child who are now on their way to hospital. Our protest is legal and we were abiding by the law."

Rob Thomson of the Ceasefire Campaign, which is affiliated to the Anti-War Coalition, accused the Metro police of trying to bring back the days of apartheid when people were told what to do. "They were insensitive," Thomson said.

Catherine Brodie hooted when she was passing by and was given a R100 ticket. "I live around here and every time I passed I hooted to support these guys [protesters]."

Apparently some of the drivers were issued with up to five tickets.

Conel Mackay, a spokesperson for the Johannesburg Metro, said the city had given permission to the protesters, who had agreed that the protest would be peaceful and that they would not carry placards urging motorists to hoot. The problem arose when residents complained of excessive hooting.

Seems like easy money to me ...
Hooting at the wrong time ... - Tomo.

This enables me to raise a point; where one is invited to hoot in agreement, by people with whom one does not agree, has anyone devised a non-vulgar method of indicating disagreement?

Hooting at the wrong time ... - Dave_TD
Completely and blatantly ignoring them as you drive by seems to get the message across, or maybe a gentle shake of the head if they're looking at you for a response...

In my line of work it's never advisable to use the more graphic ways of indicating displeasure, as I might well have to drive past the same place another ten times on the same day!

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