Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
Originally posted by mileysubet
You are quite the word smith, but that doesn't mean any of of arguments are valid when critically read.
So you believe the police are, in fact, entitled to assault people with weapons, even in situations where there is no threat of violence?
Since you feel that impeding a walkway (from whom, the other protestors? uh...?) is not "peaceful," do you then feel it is "violent"? 'Cause there's not really a grey area, there is no "maybe-sort-of protest." Further if this is your feeling, what do you have to say about methods of protest such as boycotts, strikes, and sit-ins (such as the famous lunch counter sit-ins of hte 1950's)
Further, is the point of protest not to draw attention?
A protest needs to draw attention, but it should not impede the normal flow of traffic. Its is really that simple.
It is not always about "protest".
If a group of people without a clear definition was to impede the flow of traffic in any through fair they would be arrested, and if they did not move to the warnings of the LEO's then an escalation of force would be used to remove them.
Thisi is what happened here, the people in the video clearly and delibretly chose to disobey local ordinances and where pepper sprayed to be removed.