posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 06:58 AM
reply to post by randyvs
Sorry to be a downer man. I have just seen enough of the world to know that righteous assembly, while protected under the law of any supposedly just
society, is only protected in the most limited of circumstances, and actually is treated as an offense until after the fact. At that point you may as
well just make war, because the outcome is at least fairer that way.
Look at the Tuition Fee Protests here in the UK a few years ago. The kids were blamed for making trouble, despite the fact that it was only after
thier route had been blocked, and significant numbers of people had been kettled (or corralled like livestock basically), and various agents of the
law in plain clothes had caused a stink from within student lines, that things really kicked off to any degree what so ever. At that point, some poor
bugger got a truncheon over the top of the head, permanently giving a previously promising student a nice friendly helping of brain damage, a student
confined to his wheelchair by cerebral palsy was pulled from his chair TWICE by the same policeman who made the excuse of "being threatened by his
behavior", crowds full of young adults and children as young as six years old were forced into confined spaces and prevented from leaving the area,
even to use the toilet, and mounted police officers on bloody great horses, charged the boxed in student ranks on several occasions.
These were children, students, parents and teachers, whole families were out at that protest. And it was only over education. Can you imagine the
carnage that a march for something as big as PEACE would invite?