“No choice but to riot”

01.26.03

The instigators of the riot at Concordia back in September like to try to deny responsibility for their violence, by claiming that they were merely responding to Benjamin Netanyahu’s presence and that they had “no choice but to riot”.

There’s two things wrong with this argument, of course. The first is that their allegations against Netanyahu, calling him a “war criminal” or other such lovely names, are mainly founded on bullshit.

But leaving that aside, the bigger problem with their argument is their failure to distinguish between protest and non-violent protest.

Over at the Link’s site, commentator Bob has 198 suggestions of ways to protest nonviolently before throwing chairs.

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