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Nonviolent Protest

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Broken windows, car alarms, smoke in the air, the frantic screams of those who are attacked by the raids of police officers are what come with the world of violent protest. Violent protest to a variety of people may lead to a conclusion, but not for all of them. With nonviolent protest our words are used as our weapons. We speak with the freedom of the first amendment, the right to civil disobedience and the satisfaction that we solved our issues in a justifiable manner. All around the globe we crave the immediate satisfaction of emotional rebellion regardless of the impact, which is why nonviolent protest is more effective than violent protest.
In the world today, we see both nonviolent and violent protester use the act of civil disobedience.
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In the movie If a Tree Falls we see the unlawful acts of the Earth Liberation Front, also known as E.L.F start fires at a lumber company and an experimental tree farm in Oregon. The E.L.F attracted more attention to their group by burning down different companies, but in the end, it did not stop any of those companies from producing any of their merchandise. Violent protesting causes an unreasonable amount of destruction and chaos in any community and should be stopped entirely. The first amendment protects our right to freedom of religion and the freedom of expression. “The freedom of expression consists of speech, press, assembly and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and the implied rights of association and belief” (2014). The first amendment grants us our right to nonviolent protest. In the late 1950’s to the late 1960’s Dr. King led a nonviolent movement to achieve legal quality for African-American in the United States. Martin Luther king Jr. Used the power of words and actions of nonviolent resistance, such as protest, grassroots organizing, and civil disobedience to…show more content…
and Mahatma Gandhi were the actions of nonviolent resistance. Their actions not only solved major issues in the world, but also changed the way we view the world. In the nonviolent resistance, they used their first amendment, their right to civil disobedience and they did it in a justifiable manner. The E.L.F. used arson and burned down companies to try and achieve change and failed. With All things consider nonviolent resistance is still more effective than violent resistance because they simply use the power of words to change the view of the world as we see
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