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Stranded migrants are sewing their mouths shut in protest. Do you think that helps or hurts their case?

Asked by ibstubro (18765points) November 23rd, 2015
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stanleybmanly's avatar

I suppose it’s some form of protest, but like cutting out your tongue, I fail to understand the point, and it seems unlikely that the protester will explain the point through a mouth sewn shut.

CunningFox's avatar


If they sew their mouths shut, some people might be like “These people are crazy, don’t let them in.”

ibstubro's avatar

Good point, @stanleybmanly. Sort of hard to elaborate.

What I was thinking, @CunningFox. Hard to imagine living next to a man capable of sewing his own mouth shut.

johnpowell's avatar

One of those images is done for vanity and the other is of a man that is part of a group that said:

“One of the men, a 34-year-old electrical engineer named Hamid, was asked by Reuters where he wanted to go. “To any free country in the world. I cannot go back. I will be hanged,”

The brown one is the saner of the two.

Mission accomplished. You are talking about it now and aware of their situation.

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