Sunday, October 07, 2012
From time to time we've blogged about the good effect of peaceful demonstrations rather than violent protests in countries that show interest in instituting a democratic system. Code Pink--a US-based political street theatre group that supports any number of leftist causes, but understands how peaceful protests work--has now dispatched itself to Pakistan to join an anti-drone protest. Generally speaking, Code Pink is annoying, but they are very well situated to teach protest to people who still characterize a rock-throwing rally as "peaceful." Last time Code Pink went to Pakistan, about the time President Musharraf left office, the Pakistani government tossed them out on their ears. But before they left, they taught many just how protesting is done. We should be glad that they are taking another go in a country that is both violent and dangerous.