Letter: Violence Shames Brazil

Letter to the Editor by Victor Cherubim

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There appear to be fault lines around the globe, where like volcanic eruptions, new “political shakes” in cities are exploding to tear up “civilised life.” They are as much unpredictable as earthquakes or tsunamis. Call it protests, demos, sit-ins or “sit-downs.” They are civil disobedience. It is a form of direct action that involves people often non-violently occupying an area (a centre of attraction) for a protest, often to promote political, social or economic change through disruption.

It has, over time, possibly since the Civil Rights . . .

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