For protests to be as legitimate as possible they need to operate within the law

August 21, 2014, 2:11 pm

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The debate "For protests to be as legitimate as possible they need to operate within the law" was started by tkershaw3 on August 21, 2014, 2:11 pm. 30 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 17 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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It seems to come down to which laws you interpreted the topic to mean. Protesting has brought about positive change and has at times needed to be outside the law. The problem is when protest turns into rioting. Destroying people's homes and livelihoods does nothing to further a cause. Burning someone's business doesn't help stop racism (the Ferguson riots) and hurts people who haven't done anything wrong. Taking to the streets to bring about positive change has been, and hopefully will always be an important part of progress,but it can't turn into lawlessness or it accomplishes nothing.

4 years, 11 months ago

do you even history?

4 years, 11 months ago

Ever heard of civil disobedience? It's the active refusal to obey laws thought to be unjust.

The civil rights movement staged many of the most memorable protests in American history in this fashion. If anything, obeying the law during protests is the weakest form of protest.

4 years, 11 months ago

To add to that argument, it is precisely when government won't listen to protest when protest must stop obeying the law. We cannot bow to the King undeservedly. We cannot bow on threat of penalty. Freedom is too precious to cede meekly to law.

4 years, 11 months ago

It's a bit same between a strike and a protest. A strike means to declare in a suspension of work against a company until certain demands are met. While a protest is a declaration of disapproval or objection issued by a concerned person, group or organization. There is no need to make protests unless the government will hear your aspiration.

5 years, 3 months ago
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