Innovative Industrial Action Flash Mobs Bound For Germany's Highest Court

Flash mobs with a purpose are the newest form of political protest. Now one of Germany's biggest unions is using them to fight labor disputes, asking members to desert loaded shopping carts in supermarket aisles. Businesses want flash mobs outlawed and are taking the case to Germany's highest court.
A flash mob caused chaos in a German supermarket by loading up trolleys with stock, then abandoning them in aisles. The protest was part of an industrial dispute.

A flash mob caused chaos in a German supermarket by loading up trolleys with stock, then abandoning them in aisles. The protest was part of an industrial dispute.

Foto: ddp
Photo Gallery: Germany's Flash Mobs
Foto: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS/ REUTERS
Fotostrecke

Photo Gallery: Germany's Flash Mobs

cis -- with wires