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Is rioting ever justified?

Throughout the world riots have erupted on to the streets in reaction to injustice experienced by the population from those in power. Many are quick to suggest that the nature of the protest takes away from the cause. But is rioting ever justified?

Yes, rioting can be justified

There are instances where no other action can be taken to ensure that justice is achieved, other avenues for redress have been exhausted, and some form of violence is needed to move governments to action.

No, rioting is never justified

There is no situation in which rioting is justified, as rioting always takes away the moral high ground of the injustice of those rioting.

Rioters are usually unconcerned with the cause they claim to uphold

Protesting and rioting are two separate actions, and drawing a clear distinction between them is important. While protesting serves as a social or political message, rioting simply denotes a call for violence and anarchy. Explore
This page was last edited on Friday, 19 Jun 2020 at 02:13 UTC