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December 7, 2009
The Canadian political system allows its citizens the freedom to protest peacefully. People across the political spectrum in Canada have differing views on protesting and the methods employed in making a political statement.
Even if you disagree with the political opinions of an individual or group protesting one issue or another, you should be able in principle to agree that they have the right to state those opinions.
What you don't have to agree with is the methods.
Whenever I see videos of PETA people throwing red paint on innocent people my blood boils. When I see groups like the Anti-Poverty Committee in Vancouver crashing city budget meetings and throwing chairs and overturning tables I get a little peeved. These actions are self-defeating and have the opposite effect on what they are trying to achieve.
If anything, these protesting methods only act to galvanize and aggregate support around the issues the protesters are protesting. Canadians engaging in childish behaviour...
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