24 Sep '11, 7am

The role of peaceful protests in society

The role of peaceful protests in society

The picture above is that of a protest that occurred in Philippines. The protesters were 'planking' using a new, somewhat crazy, phenomena that has swept the world thanks to the Internet and YouTube. "Planking" (or the "Lying Down Game" ) is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location - Wikipedia. They were doing it for what you can call a good cause. The Aquino govt had decided to cut education spending and that made university professors and students unhappy[Link ]. Perhaps the protesters were thinking it would be better if they produce more graduates because there are always jobs in a neighboring country which does not believe in encouraging more of its own people to pursue a university education and rather import graduates from other countries to fill jobs. For the purpose of this article it is not relevant whether the Aquino govt is...

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