Joe Jordan

the geek of hearts

I am in favour of Peaceful Protest

I am not going to the Bella Centre today. There is supposed to be a “peaceful protest” about the fact that NGOs have been mostly barred from the conference, but I thought it wouldn’t be peaceful, and I was right.

Banksy protest art

This picture (which is copyright Banksy, although this is a photo of a T-shirt of it) pretty much sums up my attitude to protest. Go, be heard, and be nice. Be polite to police, without whom we would have no economy. Obviously don’t give them your name, since they aren’t entitled to ask for it, but equally don’t throw bricks at them wearing a balaclava – that isn’t part of the deal with peace.

originally appeared here