posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:47 PM
Protesting is meant to allow a collective voice to be heard. It seems you're implying that there should be "designated protesting areas" which
eliminates any benefit one can obtain from protesting in manners that obstruct the day-to-day function of a city. It eliminates the purpose.
The best thing about this though, is what you said; They can obstruct the day-to-day workings of a city in a protest for whatever cause, but when the
government comes to remove them, they (the government) are painted as the bad guys, thus encouraging more like-minded people to protest in
retaliation. It is a good strategy.
By the way, I believe it is peaceful protesting unless the protesters initiate violent confrontations first (Eg, they fire the first shot, they throw
the first molotov)
edit on 23-2-2011 by Somehumanbeing because: (no reason given)