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Non violent protest? Does it work? Would you go out on the streets?


I've been involved in 3 protest marches over the years. Recently I've been on a protest march against closure of local health facilities. Have you ever been out protesting? Would you ever do it?And for what reasons?

 

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 15 months ago

    Some good examples given. The right to demonstrate freely is a fundamental tenet of human rights and if enough people get out and do it when the cause is just mountains can be moved.

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 15 months ago

    I applaud your stance on what turned out to be a bit of a debacle for the US. I see non violent protest as a basic human right. Thank goodness we can still voice opinions in the street.

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 15 months ago

    Some protests turn sour because of extreme minorities infiltrating, that's a danger for sure. This local health cause I'm involved in has attracted many first timers - both young and old are opposed and not too many politicos.

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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 15 months ago

    And many are stirred to protest when social situations and injustices become so pronounced there is no alternative but to join in with others and make known these injustices to a larger audience. One small act by a person can soon inspire.


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    Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) 15 months ago

    Good idea for a hub, thanks. I may do. Protesting in public isn't for everyone and in most cases I think it's a first step toward potential change but historically, on certain occasions, mass peaceful protest effects real change.