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  •  One point of nonviolent civil disobedience (2+ / 0-)
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    vtpeace, marykk

    is to put a halt to "business as usual" and to bring attention to the protestors' cause.

    Business as usual is the toxic brew that lets us ignore the bigger things that are happening. Civil disobedience can break through the social anesthesia and help to illustrate injustices, assuming said acts get enough public attention.

    That being said, it would make sense to leave a corridor open in the street, for emergencies and to allow traffic to at least trickle through. This would also prevent a backlash from otherwise sympathetic people who are pissed at being held up.

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