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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Im a lover not fighter maaaaan. I have no combat skills whatsoever, I try my best to "stick it to the man " in my own ways, but when the firm hand of the law comes down, all the fighting in the world aint gonna save you.
An example, I went to the G20 protests in London last year. Wanted to leave after a few hours, but the police kettled everyone into a narrow street for 6 hours, no access to water or a toilet. There is no way you are going to take on riot police who are armed with batons and god knows what else.
Originally posted by Maxmars
All talk? I wish it could be done via talk alone... but that hasn't worked out too well thus far...,[edit on 18-3-2010 by Maxmars]
On November 17, 1989, a Friday, riot police suppressed a peaceful student demonstration in Prague. That event sparked a series of popular demonstrations from November 19 to late December. By November 20 the number of peaceful protesters assembled in Prague had swollen from 200,000 the previous day to an estimated half-million. A two-hour general strike, involving all citizens of Czechoslovakia, was held on November 27.
With the collapse of other Warsaw Pact governments and increasing street protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announced on November 28 that it would relinquish power and dismantle the single-party state. Barbed wire and other obstructions were removed from the border with West Germany and Austria in early December. On December 10, President Gustáv Husák appointed the first largely non-communist government in Czechoslovakia since 1948, and resigned. Alexander Dubček was elected speaker of the federal parliament on December 28 and Václav Havel the President of Czechoslovakia on December 29, 1989.
In June 1990 Czechoslovakia held its first democratic elections since 1946.
Too much today is focused on preventing crime and thus people get in trouble for not actually doing anything and thus their rights are restricted. Thus nobody learns from their mistakes and thus we can not evolve from that structure.