posted on Aug, 18 2006 @ 02:07 PM
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
protesters told to dispurse during the civil rights movement. Would anyone agree that the police who turned hoses, and sicked dogs on black
protesters were out of line?
Sure, they were excessive. These cops fired rubber bullets, and not to excess. Also, the civil rights movement was a far greater cause than 'no more
war in iraq' is. Those cops were firing in the 60's because they wanted to keep blacks down, not because they were trying to dispurse a crowd. THe
modern 'peace protests' and 'anti-WTO" protests aren't
peaceful protests, in general, either. I don't recall seeing MLK walking around
with a mask during those marches.
What is democracy if you are not allowed to protest peacefully?
You have to file a request for a permit in order to have an event on a public street. If you go over capacity, become violent, or dont' have any
kind of permit, your right to speak your mind does not over-ride the public's right to conduct their business.
Probably got tired of the protestors.
Indeed, that seems to be the sense of it. Some of them got tired of 'this red jacketed fruitcake' and decided to pop a shot at her. Once that
happened, the rest of them, after a delay from the edit on the tape appparently, started to join in. Things got out of hand, which is what usually
happens at protests.