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  •  In the example of the anti-abortion (4+ / 0-)

    protesters blocking the entrance to a clinic, preventing someone from entering, we have protesters committing passive violence, by preventing someone from accessing a doctor/medical care.  If someone is sitting on a sidewalk, a police officer could just step over them if he/she need to get past.

    And a police officer, if they did have to move someone, could physically move them, with no extra violence...in the abortion clinic example, they could simply physically move them, without the whole knee almost breaking the back, banging the head on the ground routine.  We pick children and up move them all the time, and without violence, when they absolutely have to move and refuse.

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