Friday, 12 November 2010

Student Protest

Violence against property and the police certainly grabbed the media's attention. At least one policeman was hurt. It's yet to be seen if it will have any effect on government policy.

I advocate Interactive Democracy (or any direct democracy) as a way of avoiding such protests. It would give protesters a more effective voice, encourage debate, avoid destructive behaviours and reduce the cost of policing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Could it be that when petitions are ignored and direct action gets much media coverage, that violence is encouraged.