As Twitchy reported, left-wing union organizers once again Thursday put together strikes at fast food restaurants, with protesters demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage. Hearing news of Nelson Mandela’s death, many saw a parallel between their “struggle” and Mandela’s. Mandela might never have worked the drive-thru at McDonald’s, but he was imprisoned for 27 years, so he knows the struggle of the American fast food worker.
— AnotherGreen (@Anothergreen) December 5, 2013
— Karim Walker #JusticeForAhmaudArbery ??️? (@shift_in2_turbo) December 5, 2013
— TUCGlobal (@TUCGlobal) December 6, 2013
Just saying: Nelson Mandela would have solidarity for world fast food strikers. He was a firm believer in the existence of economic slavery
— Bardock Yellow (@KaHoom) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela has passed away on the same day of the #FastFoodStrikes La lucha sigue/the struggle continues. We learn from his example!
— Andrea *WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS* Serrano ? (@Razafirme) December 5, 2013
Just to be clear, I'm like 1,000,000% sure that Nelson Mandela would have have been in favor of #FastFoodStrikes.
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) December 5, 2013
#FastFoodStrikes Stand up for what you believe… make Nelson Mandela proud.
— 77 (@BIG_Sevn7) December 5, 2013
There’s no denying that Mandela’s death quickly pushed aside any news coverage of the fast food strikes.
So sorry to learn of Mandela's death, a true hero. But it did knock the phony "fast food strike" completely off the news. #silverlining
— Fred Hundt (@fhundt) December 6, 2013
Community organizing dickwads can go back to being nobodies again since Nelson Mandela stole your headlines. #FastFoodStrikes
— Jake Bloomquist (@JBMaddawg) December 5, 2013
Given Mandela's passing, a bunch of Fast-food workers just spent the day on strike for nothing. Bye bye bandwidth. Never happened.
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) December 6, 2013