Germany; the Nazis have joined the Communists in a strike. This is what happens to one person who doesn't participate:
The Nazis were carrying rolled banners with spikes on their ends. They stabbed the young man in the face and left him with one eye probably blinded. Half a dozen policemen stood a few yards away, ignoring the incident.--From Christopher and His Kind--
When the police are on someone's side, and not the side of law and order, that is when we all need to worry.