Do you think non violent protest, specifically against a govern buried in corruption, works?
Right now, in Brazil, protests with much more than 100k+ ppl (100K+in Rio only, the focus is on Sao Paulo, theres in Porto Alegre too, I cant find concrete numbers) are happening . It started due a rise in the price of public bus transport. Now the motive is bigger, ppl are tired of all the shit Brazilians have to face.
As always, the midia in Brazil is against and always try to show ppl the wrong thing, saying who is protesting is wrong, unjustifyed and stuff..But now thanks god theres the internet.
Something that is poping up all arround the subject is that "acts of violence are not necessary and makes the protest look bad" vs "with no violence, the protest is useless, as just asking the govern to change is what ppl is doing forever".
By "Violence" I mean burning buses, invading /depredating public buildings, etc. (violence against the "guilts")
Im on the opinion that a pacific protest is the same as showing the govern a letter saying ppl are unsatisfied: Something that is OBVIOUS for EVERYONE in Brazil since I was born (cant say about before it). With means its useless. Violence shows that ppl arent able to take more shit down theyr troats. And that they will react to any shit against them. Its pure and simple payback...
Sorry my shit english, or my lack of clearness, my speech skill is on negative.
As a side note, I think Brazil is passing trough one of the most important moments in its history, and I think the manifestation may grow to the point they will put the military against ppl...and them lots of shit may happen.