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When polite petitions and humble pleas are ignored, protest is essential

Many of our most treasured rights were won by people who knew when to stop following the rules and take to the streets '

‘Don’t boo. Vote.”

This was the message Barack Obama had, during the 2016 presidential election, for a crowd of Democrats who jeered when he mentioned the Republican party.

  • Nesrine Malik
  • The Guardian

It became his mantra as he campaigned for Hillary Clinton.

It is a familiar reproach.

If you’re angry, don’t boo, don’t protest, don’t take matters into your own hands.

Vote, lobby, report to the authorities, trust the process. It’s the appeal of reasonable liberals and the rebuke of…

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