Monday, April 04, 2005

IPE v. Green Peace

35 members of Green Peace rushed into the International Petroleum Exchange and found that their protest wouldn't go as expected when the Traders reacted violently. The Times Online reported about this incident on Febrary 17 but I didn't read it until this morning.

It made me wonder, to what point are we allowed to react violently without having to accept the consequences for our actions. The report describes how many of the protestors found themselves wounded and that they were physically forced out of the Petroleum Exchange but says nothing about what might have happened to those who applied the force.

Even in circumstances as these, those who responded to the protest with violence should have to stand and be accountable.
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