October 2nd, 2011

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In which I avoid getting arrested

Well that was interesting. This was the third protest event I've attended this year - that's the most I've protested in a 5-year span ever in my life. This year I've had a lot more to protest about, although I'm unsure if this is to do with objective external events or a raised awareness of the underlying causes.

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So, I still think this form of protest has a point and needs to happen since our dissent has been almost entirely institutionalised over the last 30 years and now the institutions are ignoring those forms of dissent as well. For me personally, I'll keep doing it because I believe it's my duty as a citizen to stick my neck out so those who don't care can call me an idiot, because if nobody stands up then how will anyone ever know there are folks who object?