Is street action efficacious?

The supposedly out of control riots:

Spokesman Justin Karasick said the hospital had tended to four stabbings, eight head wounds, and four or five lacerations by late evening. As well, another 30 to 40 people were treated at the General Hospital. Three were admitted and one is in critical condition, spokeswoman Alyssa Polinsky said Thursday.

… brought on a G&M poll:

… which in turn raises the question of how street action is seen by the populace.  How counter-productive is it to take to the streets when it would only be supported by a minor percentage of the population?

4 comments for “Is street action efficacious?

  1. June 26, 2011 at 8:21 am

    If it’s the first time it has happened then I can’t imagine it would have been a good use of resources to police it heavily.

    Catch and prosecute as many offenders as possible to set an example.

    • June 26, 2011 at 10:40 am

      At a time when police heavyhandedness is an issue?

      • Luvin it
        June 27, 2011 at 8:07 pm

        The police as individuals have to decide who they serve. Us or Them? It’s that simple.

  2. Span Ows
    June 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    This was a spontaneous (drunken?) rampage after a hockey game so their was no aim to it and so totally unefficacious; the Countryside March in London shows that focussed action even if expanded from a tiny minority (hunters) to a much larger minority (rural vs urban) is also unefficacious; like wise the anti-cuts march although it will most probably have a future benefit for any UK major political party not in power.

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