NYC The Blog posted an amusing video report about how some NYC residents are protesting fare hikes by buying unlimited Metrocards in bulk and then using them as group Metrocards or just swiping strangers through the turnstiles for free.

An unlimited Metrocard in NYC can be used every 18 minutes as many times as you’d like [for a month] and it’s completely legal to give away rides so long as the ride isn’t being sold by the person with the card. As you can imagine, this could potentially be a lot of revenue lost for the MTA. But is this just a totally backward way of protesting fare hikes — by making the MTA lost more money and forcing even higher spikes in fares?