Japanese single men protest against romantic Christmas Eve
INQUIRER.net / 07:17 PM December 26, 2017
In face of the pressures of having a special someone during the holidays, it looks like a group of Japanese men who are unlucky in love just could not take it anymore — they took to the streets of Tokyo to protest.
The group, which calls itself the Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men, rallied on Christmas Eve, a day in Japan where couples go out to the streets as well, local media Hachima Kiko via SoraNews24 reported.
Holding placards and a huge banner that read “Destroy Christmas,” the 15 demonstrators let out their ire by shouting, “Explode people with active social lives!” and “Repent couples!”
In a YouTube video uploaded by noxx710, the men could be seen walking the streets for their protest. They even went all the way to Shibuya station, which was a 30-minute walk.
The group has been staging Christmas Eve rallies for a decade, and also held demonstrations on Valentine’s Day.
Despite Dec. 24 being a day where couples celebrate their love, some establishments in Japan do think about the well-being of those who are single, the report cited. Pia Pia restaurant which serves Italian fare, a common choice for dining Japanese couples on Christmas eve, bans couples on the day to make room for dateless people. Katrina Hallare/JB