First going along with what I said about there being “peaceful rallies” even though some people may be at these rallies to make a difference to support their opinion, not everyone can respect that. Rallies may start off peaceful but others who may agree with those protesting don’t always do it peacefully this causes riots and looting, which is the farthest thing from peaceful. There is a fine line from marching down the streets peacefully and making your opinion know like Martin Luther King Jr did in 1965, in Alabama to help fight for the right of African-Americans to vote. Then someone saying it’s okay to loot and destroy cars and stores because they are expressing their opinion.
When Martin Luther protested an fought for the right of the colored people he did in a nonviolent way but the rulers did not use the same method. According to the article Selma to Montgomery March “The marchers didn’t get far before Alabama state troopers wielding whips, nightsticks and tear gas rushed the group at the Edmund Pettis Bridge and beat them back to Selma.” The ruled risk getting punished harshly but that doesn’t take away their responsibility. It is the citizens duty to create a safe and equal environment for everyone. “You are our sovereign, our Government, only so long as we consider ourselves your subjects” (pg.176). Citizens can’t be managed by the rulers in everything they do.
She states that students are committed to eliminating problems in society by standing up, which takes a lot of strength (Cutterham 2). There were also protests against Condoleezza Rice speaking at Rutgers University because students disagreed with her views.Cutterham also uses the example of O’Neil’s Spectator article. He states that universities should share the goal of protestors: to create an environment where no one feels threatened or belittled. He also includes the example of how student’s protests led to “the temporary disbandment of the London School of Economics’ rugby club” (3) when the club had
These individuals retaliate with spite in their hearts and only want to achieve chaos as their primary goal. Yet, this mentality of violent protesting undermines the solidary among communities and negatively impacts the righteous cause. Violent protesting demonstrates the implementation of a short-term strategy to show the accumulation of anger and frustration among communities. The 1992 Los Angeles Riots demonstrated a prime example of the release of the accumulative of anger and frustration among the African American community. According to Bert Useem, a professor of sociology at Purdue University, the acquittal of four police offers from the assault case of Rodney King triggered the response of the Los Angeles Riots (Useem, 1997, p.357).
After the war, the horror of gas attacks led to signing of the Geneva Gas Protocol of 1925, which banned the use of all chemical weapons; however, an exception was made for tear gas usage in controlling riots among prisoners of war. Decades later, the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 prohibited the production and use of chemical weapons except for tear gas, which had been approved for use in domestic riot control. Tear gas has since been used against protests and demonstrations, for which it receives negative attention on social media and becomes the subject of derisive internet memes. Although police and other proponents often claim that no serious or long-term injuries result from tear gas exposure, the exceptional status of tear gas as a chemical weapon is often called into question. One of the most controversial topics around tear gas is its approval for use against civilians but not
People were protesting for their rights and were using nonviolent actions such as, conscientious objection, negotiation and mass march. The government however, used violent actions in order to stop the protests. They would shoot people who wouldn’t follow orders and use other violent methods in order to stop the
The bus driver called the police and Rosa was arrested because it was said she was in violation of Chapter 6, Section 11, of the Montgomery City Code. Rosa was later released on bail and when asked when she did not move Rosa recalled that “...her refusal wasn’t because she was physically tired, but that she was tired of giving in.” After Rosa was released organisations, such as the NAACP, started to form plans of boycotting the Montgomery city buses. The organisations believed that Rosa’s act
Are peoples’ opinions that you disagree with not allowed? This question has been heavily put to the test as football players have been swarmed with abhorrence. This anger has been brought to them through the protest that they have acted with, not standing or kneeling during the national anthem, in the past few years. Football players should be protected by the first amendment of the constitution, which is for free speech and protest. Football players should not be punished for their opinion and issue in which they protest in the United States because it brings awareness to society issues, use social status, and even though people disagree that the protest should not happen during the National Anthem.
King’s attitude towards the sanitation workers was the belief of injustice, other than Memphis not being fair, the unjustness in the news’ failure to report the entirety of the story and instead focusing on the window breaking. In King's speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” he states, “That's always the problem with a little violence”, meaning that the more important situation to the movement was not shown but rather a small part that portrayed this as a violent act. King continues, “They very seldom got around to mentioning(...) 1,300 sanitation workers are on strike”, the reason behind not mentioning the strike in the media was to render the deed
Violence should not always be the answer, as violence always ends up with people injured and dead. In the past, people have use nonviolent action to protest, and they have succeeded. In a speech called “The secret to effective Nonviolent resistance, the speaker gives the example the Guatemalans. They recently had been ruled by corrupt government officials, but they found a way to stop that. They delivered eggs to the houses of these officials, and left notes saying, “If you don’t have the balls to resign, you can borrow ours.
The students of Nashville College believed that King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” provided them justification for conducting sit-ins, and boycotts of public areas. King’s letter discussed that in order for negotiations to be made people must first create “tens[ion] and force people “to confront the issue”(2). This idea of tension shows that public demonstrations are the only way that leads to negotiation on Civil Rights. Therefore, King’s letter insinuated that for there to be change, people must do protests like sit-ins. Another way King’s letter gave premise for the students protesting was because he states that “freedom is never voluntarily given” however, “must be demanded by the oppressed.”(2).
The main cause of the riots that took place in Ferguson is the fact that Mike Brown was brutally gunned down by a white police office while he was unarmed and hands up. This angered people and was seen as a modern day lynching. His people wanted to be heard, they wanted what happened to be recognized. In order to be known that the situation will not be left
Throughout the Freedom Rides, the authorities never really helped the riders. They would begin to protect them and wind up abandoning the group when the whites would come to attack. These attacks wouldn’t be stopped until Attorney General Kennedy sent large amounts of marshals to stop the violence. Kennedy seemed to be one of the only ones who wanted to help protect the riders, so when they were under attack they would call him and ask for his help. He would send federal marshals, who actually at one riot, filled the white mob with tear gas.
The police expected the charges to drop after dismissing charges against some of the arrested protesters, but that didn’t happen, the lawsuit is still ongoing. The people who were arrested and let go now have permanent criminal arrest records, widely affecting their future employment, education, reputations, and professional careers, all because officers felt the need to be violent and threatened by a peaceful protest. Over the past couple of years,white police officers have grown more and more violent towards black people. Police have a civic duty to protect and serve, but large amounts of power and authority are sometimes abused. Black Lives Matter is a movement that was created for that very reason.
Although, King did not use destructive force to get his point across, he did break some laws. King refused to take no for answer. He wanted to diminish slavery in America and would take excessive measures to make it happen. Instead of expressing his thoughts through violence, he obtained attention by protesting the Jim Crow Laws in a parade. King was thrown in jail for disobeying a junction that his group was not allowed in.