draque wrote:Does it matter whether they're making an intelligent point or not? It seems to me that the issue here is that the police are abusing authority in general and the protesters in particular. Even assuming that the protesters have no point whatsoever, they're still doing nothing wrong.
Don't get me wrong; I think the police handling of things was terrible and no one should be treated like that, whether they have a valid point or not.
No, my problem is like what Anna said: With no direction, it could be dangerous. Change for the sake of change is no better than no change at all, and protests without a goal are not much better than not protesting.
And more pragmatically: How do I know if I agree with them or not if they don't have a platform to agree with? I can't support them OR debate them.