The world is full of great things—and a great many of them are going to be created by people who are just as passionate about what they are doing as the people who are protesting.
This is not to say that protesting is necessarily a bad thing — quite the opposite, in fact. For many people protesting for the benefit of themselves and their families and friends and loved ones is a noble endeavor. It’s the first time that we have the chance to be part of history. We are in a position to see what the future will look like. Protesting creates a moment of unity and community and it can also make a person feel like they are part of something larger than themselves.
Protesting is actually a good thing, but it can also be very dangerous. For example, in Egypt there is an ongoing protest against a proposed “fundamentalist” law that will make it impossible for students to receive a university education. The law would make it illegal for students to participate in any kind of political or religious activity on campus. It also bans students from holding political or religious meetings. One student has become the latest casualty of protest.
The Egyptian student, Ahmed Hamed, has died after being hit by a tear gas canister fired by police. A student said that Hamed was hit five times. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but he was pronounced dead soon after. His friends have organized protests across Egypt, most of which have been peaceful, but Hamed’s death is probably the most violent.
When protests are started, people usually say that this is because they are “on the right side of history.” But in reality, when the protests happen, there are a lot of reasons why people start protesting. Sometimes it is simply because they are tired of being oppressed. Sometimes they are doing something that they believe is unjust, and they are willing to take a stand for it. Sometimes they are protesting because they have a personal vendetta against an organization or group.
I’ve heard it from many people, and it really comes down to the fact that protest is sometimes necessary to get things done. For example, it’s sometimes necessary to get people fired, arrested, or imprisoned, even if you don’t want those people to be fired or arrested.
Protest is a great way to push for change because many people are in a state of denial when it comes to their rights and have nothing to lose. When people are in a state of denial, they tend to lose sight of the fact that they have a right to even participate in the protest. When everyone can see that you are protesting, you are no longer in a state of denial that you are not allowed to protest.
Protest is all well and good, but in reality protests are often illegal. This is especially true in countries where state violence against protesters is legal, as in the United States. It’s probably best to stay away from protests that are scheduled in countries where they are illegal. I remember one time in Egypt I was trying to see an event where the protests were being held.
In Egypt, protests were all but banned. The police were so afraid of large numbers of people forming in the streets, the state decided to ban them. But that’s not true in all cases. There are many countries in the world where protests are not banned. In fact many protest events are not even criminal in countries where they are legal.
The events I’m describing are very different than those in countries where protests are banned. In countries where protests are banned, the police are always able to shut them down, and the protesters are always able to get out of the square after the police leave. In countries where protests are not banned, the police and the protesters may not be able to get out of the square after the police leave, but the protesters can still get out of the square if they want to.